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Compare 50/42 and 2/45

1st number: 1 8/42, 2nd number: 2/45

50/42 is greater than 2/45

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 45 is 630
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 15 = 630,
    50/42 = 50 × 15/42 × 15 = 750/630
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 45 × 14 = 630,
    2/45 = 2 × 14/45 × 14 = 28/630
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 750/630 > 28/630 or 50/42 > 2/45

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