Answers

Solutions by everydaycalculation.com

Answers.everydaycalculation.com » Compare fractions

Compare 42/24 and 50/54

1st number: 1 18/24, 2nd number: 50/54

42/24 is greater than 50/54

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 24 and 54 is 216

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 216
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 24 × 9 = 216,
    42/24 = 42 × 9/24 × 9 = 378/216
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 54 × 4 = 216,
    50/54 = 50 × 4/54 × 4 = 200/216
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 378/216 > 200/216 or 42/24 > 50/54

MathStep (Works offline)

Download our mobile app and learn to work with fractions in your own time:
Android and iPhone/ iPad

Related:

© everydaycalculation.com