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Compare 50/63 and 2/16

50/63 is greater than 2/16

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 63 and 16 is 1008
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 63 × 16 = 1008,
    50/63 = 50 × 16/63 × 16 = 800/1008
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 63 = 1008,
    2/16 = 2 × 63/16 × 63 = 126/1008
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 800/1008 > 126/1008 or 50/63 > 2/16

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