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Compare 14/50 and 42/63

14/50 is smaller than 42/63

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 50 and 63 is 3150

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 3150
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 50 × 63 = 3150,
    14/50 = 14 × 63/50 × 63 = 882/3150
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 63 × 50 = 3150,
    42/63 = 42 × 50/63 × 50 = 2100/3150
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 882/3150 < 2100/3150 or 14/50 < 42/63

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