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Compare 7/98 and 50/12

1st number: 7/98, 2nd number: 4 2/12

7/98 is smaller than 50/12

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 98 and 12 is 588
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 98 × 6 = 588,
    7/98 = 7 × 6/98 × 6 = 42/588
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 49 = 588,
    50/12 = 50 × 49/12 × 49 = 2450/588
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 42/588 < 2450/588 or 7/98 < 50/12

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