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Compare 24/84 and 50/72

24/84 is smaller than 50/72

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 84 and 72 is 504

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 504
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 84 × 6 = 504,
    24/84 = 24 × 6/84 × 6 = 144/504
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 72 × 7 = 504,
    50/72 = 50 × 7/72 × 7 = 350/504
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 144/504 < 350/504 or 24/84 < 50/72

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