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Compare 42/54 and 50/36

1st number: 42/54, 2nd number: 1 14/36

42/54 is smaller than 50/36

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 54 and 36 is 108

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 108
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 54 × 2 = 108,
    42/54 = 42 × 2/54 × 2 = 84/108
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 36 × 3 = 108,
    50/36 = 50 × 3/36 × 3 = 150/108
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 84/108 < 150/108 or 42/54 < 50/36

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