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Compare 50/42 and 2/27

1st number: 1 8/42, 2nd number: 2/27

50/42 is greater than 2/27

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 27 is 378
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 9 = 378,
    50/42 = 50 × 9/42 × 9 = 450/378
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 27 × 14 = 378,
    2/27 = 2 × 14/27 × 14 = 28/378
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 450/378 > 28/378 or 50/42 > 2/27

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