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Compare 50/72 and 48/84

50/72 is greater than 48/84

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 72 and 84 is 504

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 504
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 72 × 7 = 504,
    50/72 = 50 × 7/72 × 7 = 350/504
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 84 × 6 = 504,
    48/84 = 48 × 6/84 × 6 = 288/504
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 350/504 > 288/504 or 50/72 > 48/84

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