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Compare 50/45 and 42/96

1st number: 1 5/45, 2nd number: 42/96

50/45 is greater than 42/96

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 45 and 96 is 1440
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 45 × 32 = 1440,
    50/45 = 50 × 32/45 × 32 = 1600/1440
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 96 × 15 = 1440,
    42/96 = 42 × 15/96 × 15 = 630/1440
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1600/1440 > 630/1440 or 50/45 > 42/96

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