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Compare 50/84 and 16/63

50/84 is greater than 16/63

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 84 and 63 is 252

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 252
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 84 × 3 = 252,
    50/84 = 50 × 3/84 × 3 = 150/252
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 63 × 4 = 252,
    16/63 = 16 × 4/63 × 4 = 64/252
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 150/252 > 64/252 or 50/84 > 16/63

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