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Compare 10/84 and 50/90

10/84 is smaller than 50/90

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 84 and 90 is 1260

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 1260
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 84 × 15 = 1260,
    10/84 = 10 × 15/84 × 15 = 150/1260
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 90 × 14 = 1260,
    50/90 = 50 × 14/90 × 14 = 700/1260
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 150/1260 < 700/1260 or 10/84 < 50/90

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