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Compare 42/8 and 50/27

1st number: 5 2/8, 2nd number: 1 23/27

42/8 is greater than 50/27

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 27 is 216

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 216
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 27 = 216,
    42/8 = 42 × 27/8 × 27 = 1134/216
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 27 × 8 = 216,
    50/27 = 50 × 8/27 × 8 = 400/216
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1134/216 > 400/216 or 42/8 > 50/27

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