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Compare 42/50 and 80/54

1st number: 42/50, 2nd number: 1 26/54

42/50 is smaller than 80/54

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 50 and 54 is 1350

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 1350
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 50 × 27 = 1350,
    42/50 = 42 × 27/50 × 27 = 1134/1350
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 54 × 25 = 1350,
    80/54 = 80 × 25/54 × 25 = 2000/1350
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1134/1350 < 2000/1350 or 42/50 < 80/54

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