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Compare 42/6 and 50/63

1st number: 7 0/6, 2nd number: 50/63

42/6 is greater than 50/63

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 63 is 126

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 126
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 21 = 126,
    42/6 = 42 × 21/6 × 21 = 882/126
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 63 × 2 = 126,
    50/63 = 50 × 2/63 × 2 = 100/126
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 882/126 > 100/126 or 42/6 > 50/63

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