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Compare 12/84 and 27/50

12/84 is smaller than 27/50

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 84 and 50 is 2100
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 84 × 25 = 2100,
    12/84 = 12 × 25/84 × 25 = 300/2100
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 42 = 2100,
    27/50 = 27 × 42/50 × 42 = 1134/2100
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 300/2100 < 1134/2100 or 12/84 < 27/50

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