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Compare 50/5 and 84/50

1st number: 10 0/5, 2nd number: 1 34/50

50/5 is greater than 84/50

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 50 is 50

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 50
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 10 = 50,
    50/5 = 50 × 10/5 × 10 = 500/50
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 1 = 50,
    84/50 = 84 × 1/50 × 1 = 84/50
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 500/50 > 84/50 or 50/5 > 84/50

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