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Compare 50/90 and 24/21

1st number: 50/90, 2nd number: 1 3/21

50/90 is smaller than 24/21

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 90 and 21 is 630

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 630
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 90 × 7 = 630,
    50/90 = 50 × 7/90 × 7 = 350/630
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 21 × 30 = 630,
    24/21 = 24 × 30/21 × 30 = 720/630
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 350/630 < 720/630 or 50/90 < 24/21

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