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Compare 42/20 and 50/56

1st number: 2 2/20, 2nd number: 50/56

42/20 is greater than 50/56

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 20 and 56 is 280
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 20 × 14 = 280,
    42/20 = 42 × 14/20 × 14 = 588/280
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 5 = 280,
    50/56 = 50 × 5/56 × 5 = 250/280
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 588/280 > 250/280 or 42/20 > 50/56

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