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Compare 50/21 and 2/96

1st number: 2 8/21, 2nd number: 2/96

50/21 is greater than 2/96

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 21 and 96 is 672
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 21 × 32 = 672,
    50/21 = 50 × 32/21 × 32 = 1600/672
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 96 × 7 = 672,
    2/96 = 2 × 7/96 × 7 = 14/672
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1600/672 > 14/672 or 50/21 > 2/96

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