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Compare 60/14 and 42/50

1st number: 4 4/14, 2nd number: 42/50

60/14 is greater than 42/50

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 14 and 50 is 350

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 350
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 14 × 25 = 350,
    60/14 = 60 × 25/14 × 25 = 1500/350
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 7 = 350,
    42/50 = 42 × 7/50 × 7 = 294/350
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1500/350 > 294/350 or 60/14 > 42/50

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