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Compare 24/84 and 90/50

1st number: 24/84, 2nd number: 1 40/50

24/84 is smaller than 90/50

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 84 and 50 is 2100
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 84 × 25 = 2100,
    24/84 = 24 × 25/84 × 25 = 600/2100
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 42 = 2100,
    90/50 = 90 × 42/50 × 42 = 3780/2100
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 600/2100 < 3780/2100 or 24/84 < 90/50

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