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Compare 42/10 and 50/63

1st number: 4 2/10, 2nd number: 50/63

42/10 is greater than 50/63

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 10 and 63 is 630

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 630
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 10 × 63 = 630,
    42/10 = 42 × 63/10 × 63 = 2646/630
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 63 × 10 = 630,
    50/63 = 50 × 10/63 × 10 = 500/630
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 2646/630 > 500/630 or 42/10 > 50/63

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