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Compare 49/10 and 50/84

1st number: 4 9/10, 2nd number: 50/84

49/10 is greater than 50/84

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 10 and 84 is 420

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 420
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 10 × 42 = 420,
    49/10 = 49 × 42/10 × 42 = 2058/420
  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. 2058/420 > 250/420 or 49/10 > 50/84

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