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Compare 50/42 and 2/64

1st number: 1 8/42, 2nd number: 2/64

50/42 is greater than 2/64

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 64 is 1344
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 32 = 1344,
    50/42 = 50 × 32/42 × 32 = 1600/1344
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 64 × 21 = 1344,
    2/64 = 2 × 21/64 × 21 = 42/1344
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1600/1344 > 42/1344 or 50/42 > 2/64

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