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Compare 2/50 and 24/21

1st number: 2/50, 2nd number: 1 3/21

2/50 is smaller than 24/21

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 50 and 21 is 1050
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 50 × 21 = 1050,
    2/50 = 2 × 21/50 × 21 = 42/1050
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 21 × 50 = 1050,
    24/21 = 24 × 50/21 × 50 = 1200/1050
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 42/1050 < 1200/1050 or 2/50 < 24/21

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