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Compare 42/24 and 50/90

1st number: 1 18/24, 2nd number: 50/90

42/24 is greater than 50/90

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 24 and 90 is 360

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 360
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 24 × 15 = 360,
    42/24 = 42 × 15/24 × 15 = 630/360
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 90 × 4 = 360,
    50/90 = 50 × 4/90 × 4 = 200/360
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 630/360 > 200/360 or 42/24 > 50/90

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