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Compare 42/14 and 50/72

1st number: 3 0/14, 2nd number: 50/72

42/14 is greater than 50/72

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 14 and 72 is 504

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 504
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 14 × 36 = 504,
    42/14 = 42 × 36/14 × 36 = 1512/504
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 72 × 7 = 504,
    50/72 = 50 × 7/72 × 7 = 350/504
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1512/504 > 350/504 or 42/14 > 50/72

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