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Compare 50/21 and 14/64

1st number: 2 8/21, 2nd number: 14/64

50/21 is greater than 14/64

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 21 and 64 is 1344
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 21 × 64 = 1344,
    50/21 = 50 × 64/21 × 64 = 3200/1344
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 64 × 21 = 1344,
    14/64 = 14 × 21/64 × 21 = 294/1344
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 3200/1344 > 294/1344 or 50/21 > 14/64

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