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Compare 98/42 and 42/20

1st number: 2 14/42, 2nd number: 2 2/20

98/42 is greater than 42/20

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 20 is 420
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 10 = 420,
    98/42 = 98 × 10/42 × 10 = 980/420
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 20 × 21 = 420,
    42/20 = 42 × 21/20 × 21 = 882/420
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 980/420 > 882/420 or 98/42 > 42/20

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