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Compare 50/42 and 2/16

1st number: 1 8/42, 2nd number: 2/16

50/42 is greater than 2/16

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 16 is 336
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 8 = 336,
    50/42 = 50 × 8/42 × 8 = 400/336
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 21 = 336,
    2/16 = 2 × 21/16 × 21 = 42/336
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 400/336 > 42/336 or 50/42 > 2/16

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