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Compare 3/50 and 75/84

3/50 is smaller than 75/84

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 50 and 84 is 2100

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 2100
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 50 × 42 = 2100,
    3/50 = 3 × 42/50 × 42 = 126/2100
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 84 × 25 = 2100,
    75/84 = 75 × 25/84 × 25 = 1875/2100
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 126/2100 < 1875/2100 or 3/50 < 75/84

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