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Compare 50/49 and 84/80

1st number: 1 1/49, 2nd number: 1 4/80

50/49 is smaller than 84/80

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 49 and 80 is 3920

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 3920
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 49 × 80 = 3920,
    50/49 = 50 × 80/49 × 80 = 4000/3920
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 80 × 49 = 3920,
    84/80 = 84 × 49/80 × 49 = 4116/3920
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 4000/3920 < 4116/3920 or 50/49 < 84/80

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