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Compare 50/60 and 24/21

1st number: 50/60, 2nd number: 1 3/21

50/60 is smaller than 24/21

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 60 and 21 is 420

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 420
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 60 × 7 = 420,
    50/60 = 50 × 7/60 × 7 = 350/420
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 21 × 20 = 420,
    24/21 = 24 × 20/21 × 20 = 480/420
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 350/420 < 480/420 or 50/60 < 24/21

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