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Compare 35/50 and 25/84

35/50 is greater than 25/84

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,
    35/50 = 35 × 42/50 × 42 = 1470/2100
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 84 × 25 = 2100,
    25/84 = 25 × 25/84 × 25 = 625/2100
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1470/2100 > 625/2100 or 35/50 > 25/84

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