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Compare 12/42 and 54/50

1st number: 12/42, 2nd number: 1 4/50

12/42 is smaller than 54/50

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 50 is 1050
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 25 = 1050,
    12/42 = 12 × 25/42 × 25 = 300/1050
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 21 = 1050,
    54/50 = 54 × 21/50 × 21 = 1134/1050
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 300/1050 < 1134/1050 or 12/42 < 54/50

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