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Compare 42/4 and 50/81

1st number: 10 2/4, 2nd number: 50/81

42/4 is greater than 50/81

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 81 is 324

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 324
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 81 = 324,
    42/4 = 42 × 81/4 × 81 = 3402/324
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 81 × 4 = 324,
    50/81 = 50 × 4/81 × 4 = 200/324
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 3402/324 > 200/324 or 42/4 > 50/81

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