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Compare 4/21 and 81/50

1st number: 4/21, 2nd number: 1 31/50

4/21 is smaller than 81/50

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 21 and 50 is 1050
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 21 × 50 = 1050,
    4/21 = 4 × 50/21 × 50 = 200/1050
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 21 = 1050,
    81/50 = 81 × 21/50 × 21 = 1701/1050
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 200/1050 < 1701/1050 or 4/21 < 81/50

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