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Compare 70/42 and 50/8

1st number: 1 28/42, 2nd number: 6 2/8

70/42 is smaller than 50/8

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 8 is 168

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 168
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 4 = 168,
    70/42 = 70 × 4/42 × 4 = 280/168
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 21 = 168,
    50/8 = 50 × 21/8 × 21 = 1050/168
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 280/168 < 1050/168 or 70/42 < 50/8

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