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Compare 15/42 and 50/24

1st number: 15/42, 2nd number: 2 2/24

15/42 is smaller than 50/24

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 24 is 168

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 168
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 4 = 168,
    15/42 = 15 × 4/42 × 4 = 60/168
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 24 × 7 = 168,
    50/24 = 50 × 7/24 × 7 = 350/168
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 60/168 < 350/168 or 15/42 < 50/24

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