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Compare 4/24 and 21/50

4/24 is smaller than 21/50

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 24 and 50 is 600
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 24 × 25 = 600,
    4/24 = 4 × 25/24 × 25 = 100/600
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 12 = 600,
    21/50 = 21 × 12/50 × 12 = 252/600
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 100/600 < 252/600 or 4/24 < 21/50

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