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Compare 14/50 and 42/90

14/50 is smaller than 42/90

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 50 and 90 is 450

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 450
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 50 × 9 = 450,
    14/50 = 14 × 9/50 × 9 = 126/450
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 90 × 5 = 450,
    42/90 = 42 × 5/90 × 5 = 210/450
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 126/450 < 210/450 or 14/50 < 42/90

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