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Compare 50/42 and 70/48

1st number: 1 8/42, 2nd number: 1 22/48

50/42 is smaller than 70/48

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 48 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 48 × 7 = 336,
    70/48 = 70 × 7/48 × 7 = 490/336
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 400/336 < 490/336 or 50/42 < 70/48

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