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Compare 42/6 and 50/18

1st number: 7 0/6, 2nd number: 2 14/18

42/6 is greater than 50/18

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 18 is 18

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 18
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 3 = 18,
    42/6 = 42 × 3/6 × 3 = 126/18
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 1 = 18,
    50/18 = 50 × 1/18 × 1 = 50/18
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 126/18 > 50/18 or 42/6 > 50/18

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