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Compare 15/42 and 50/96

15/42 is smaller than 50/96

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 96 is 672

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 672
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 16 = 672,
    15/42 = 15 × 16/42 × 16 = 240/672
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 96 × 7 = 672,
    50/96 = 50 × 7/96 × 7 = 350/672
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 240/672 < 350/672 or 15/42 < 50/96

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