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Compare 42/14 and 50/84

1st number: 3 0/14, 2nd number: 50/84

42/14 is greater than 50/84

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 14 and 84 is 84

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 84
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 14 × 6 = 84,
    42/14 = 42 × 6/14 × 6 = 252/84
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 84 × 1 = 84,
    50/84 = 50 × 1/84 × 1 = 50/84
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 252/84 > 50/84 or 42/14 > 50/84

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