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Compare 50/3 and 84/6

1st number: 16 2/3, 2nd number: 14 0/6

50/3 is greater than 84/6

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 6 is 6
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 2 = 6,
    50/3 = 50 × 2/3 × 2 = 100/6
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 1 = 6,
    84/6 = 84 × 1/6 × 1 = 84/6
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 100/6 > 84/6 or 50/3 > 84/6

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