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Compare 42/60 and 50/84

42/60 is greater than 50/84

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 60 and 84 is 420

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 420
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 60 × 7 = 420,
    42/60 = 42 × 7/60 × 7 = 294/420
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 84 × 5 = 420,
    50/84 = 50 × 5/84 × 5 = 250/420
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 294/420 > 250/420 or 42/60 > 50/84

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