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Compare 5/4 and 21/50

1st number: 1 1/4, 2nd number: 21/50

5/4 is greater than 21/50

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 50 is 100
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 25 = 100,
    5/4 = 5 × 25/4 × 25 = 125/100
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 2 = 100,
    21/50 = 21 × 2/50 × 2 = 42/100
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 125/100 > 42/100 or 5/4 > 21/50

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