Answers

Solutions by everydaycalculation.com

Answers.everydaycalculation.com » Compare fractions

Compare 7/10 and 50/84

7/10 is greater than 50/84

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 10 and 84 is 420

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 420
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 10 × 42 = 420,
    7/10 = 7 × 42/10 × 42 = 294/420
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 84 × 5 = 420,
    50/84 = 50 × 5/84 × 5 = 250/420
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 294/420 > 250/420 or 7/10 > 50/84

MathStep (Works offline)

Download our mobile app and learn to work with fractions in your own time:
Android and iPhone/ iPad

Related:

© everydaycalculation.com