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Compare 90/42 and 45/96

1st number: 2 6/42, 2nd number: 45/96

90/42 is greater than 45/96

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 96 is 672

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 672
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 16 = 672,
    90/42 = 90 × 16/42 × 16 = 1440/672
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 96 × 7 = 672,
    45/96 = 45 × 7/96 × 7 = 315/672
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1440/672 > 315/672 or 90/42 > 45/96

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