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Compare 90/42 and 72/60

1st number: 2 6/42, 2nd number: 1 12/60

90/42 is greater than 72/60

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 60 is 420

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 420
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 10 = 420,
    90/42 = 90 × 10/42 × 10 = 900/420
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 60 × 7 = 420,
    72/60 = 72 × 7/60 × 7 = 504/420
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 900/420 > 504/420 or 90/42 > 72/60

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