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Compare 28/96 and 21/50

28/96 is smaller than 21/50

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 96 and 50 is 2400
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 96 × 25 = 2400,
    28/96 = 28 × 25/96 × 25 = 700/2400
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 48 = 2400,
    21/50 = 21 × 48/50 × 48 = 1008/2400
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 700/2400 < 1008/2400 or 28/96 < 21/50

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