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Compare 50/42 and 70/96

1st number: 1 8/42, 2nd number: 70/96

50/42 is greater than 70/96

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 96 is 672
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 16 = 672,
    50/42 = 50 × 16/42 × 16 = 800/672
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 96 × 7 = 672,
    70/96 = 70 × 7/96 × 7 = 490/672
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 800/672 > 490/672 or 50/42 > 70/96

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