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Compare 28/20 and 50/84

1st number: 1 8/20, 2nd number: 50/84

28/20 is greater than 50/84

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 20 and 84 is 420

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 420
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 20 × 21 = 420,
    28/20 = 28 × 21/20 × 21 = 588/420
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 84 × 5 = 420,
    50/84 = 50 × 5/84 × 5 = 250/420
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 588/420 > 250/420 or 28/20 > 50/84

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