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Compare 50/45 and 42/48

1st number: 1 5/45, 2nd number: 42/48

50/45 is greater than 42/48

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 45 and 48 is 720
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 45 × 16 = 720,
    50/45 = 50 × 16/45 × 16 = 800/720
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 48 × 15 = 720,
    42/48 = 42 × 15/48 × 15 = 630/720
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 800/720 > 630/720 or 50/45 > 42/48

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