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Compare 50/12 and 5/98

1st number: 4 2/12, 2nd number: 5/98

50/12 is greater than 5/98

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 98 is 588
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 49 = 588,
    50/12 = 50 × 49/12 × 49 = 2450/588
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 98 × 6 = 588,
    5/98 = 5 × 6/98 × 6 = 30/588
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 2450/588 > 30/588 or 50/12 > 5/98

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