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Compare 6/21 and 9/50

6/21 is greater than 9/50

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 21 and 50 is 1050
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 21 × 50 = 1050,
    6/21 = 6 × 50/21 × 50 = 300/1050
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 21 = 1050,
    9/50 = 9 × 21/50 × 21 = 189/1050
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 300/1050 > 189/1050 or 6/21 > 9/50

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