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Compare 50/3 and 14/21

1st number: 16 2/3, 2nd number: 14/21

50/3 is greater than 14/21

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 21 is 21

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 21
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 7 = 21,
    50/3 = 50 × 7/3 × 7 = 350/21
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 21 × 1 = 21,
    14/21 = 14 × 1/21 × 1 = 14/21
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 350/21 > 14/21 or 50/3 > 14/21

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