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Compare 50/42 and 10/63

1st number: 1 8/42, 2nd number: 10/63

50/42 is greater than 10/63

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 63 is 126
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 3 = 126,
    50/42 = 50 × 3/42 × 3 = 150/126
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 63 × 2 = 126,
    10/63 = 10 × 2/63 × 2 = 20/126
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 150/126 > 20/126 or 50/42 > 10/63

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