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Compare 72/84 and 18/50

72/84 is greater than 18/50

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 84 and 50 is 2100
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 84 × 25 = 2100,
    72/84 = 72 × 25/84 × 25 = 1800/2100
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 42 = 2100,
    18/50 = 18 × 42/50 × 42 = 756/2100
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1800/2100 > 756/2100 or 72/84 > 18/50

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