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Compare 42/54 and 50/60

42/54 is smaller than 50/60

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 54 and 60 is 540

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 540
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 54 × 10 = 540,
    42/54 = 42 × 10/54 × 10 = 420/540
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 60 × 9 = 540,
    50/60 = 50 × 9/60 × 9 = 450/540
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 420/540 < 450/540 or 42/54 < 50/60

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