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Compare 50/21 and 14/16

1st number: 2 8/21, 2nd number: 14/16

50/21 is greater than 14/16

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 21 and 16 is 336
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 21 × 16 = 336,
    50/21 = 50 × 16/21 × 16 = 800/336
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 21 = 336,
    14/16 = 14 × 21/16 × 21 = 294/336
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 800/336 > 294/336 or 50/21 > 14/16

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