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Compare 14/8 and 21/50

1st number: 1 6/8, 2nd number: 21/50

14/8 is greater than 21/50

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 50 is 200
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 25 = 200,
    14/8 = 14 × 25/8 × 25 = 350/200
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 4 = 200,
    21/50 = 21 × 4/50 × 4 = 84/200
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 350/200 > 84/200 or 14/8 > 21/50

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