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Compare 50/36 and 24/21

1st number: 1 14/36, 2nd number: 1 3/21

50/36 is greater than 24/21

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 36 and 21 is 252

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 252
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 36 × 7 = 252,
    50/36 = 50 × 7/36 × 7 = 350/252
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 21 × 12 = 252,
    24/21 = 24 × 12/21 × 12 = 288/252
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 350/252 > 288/252 or 50/36 > 24/21

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