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Compare 6/50 and 6/42

6/50 is smaller than 6/42

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 50 and 42 is 1050
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 50 × 21 = 1050,
    6/50 = 6 × 21/50 × 21 = 126/1050
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 25 = 1050,
    6/42 = 6 × 25/42 × 25 = 150/1050
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 126/1050 < 150/1050 or 6/50 < 6/42

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