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Compare 42/54 and 50/30

1st number: 42/54, 2nd number: 1 20/30

42/54 is smaller than 50/30

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 54 and 30 is 270

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 270
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 54 × 5 = 270,
    42/54 = 42 × 5/54 × 5 = 210/270
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 30 × 9 = 270,
    50/30 = 50 × 9/30 × 9 = 450/270
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 210/270 < 450/270 or 42/54 < 50/30

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