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Compare 8/42 and 36/50

8/42 is smaller than 36/50

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 50 is 1050
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 25 = 1050,
    8/42 = 8 × 25/42 × 25 = 200/1050
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 21 = 1050,
    36/50 = 36 × 21/50 × 21 = 756/1050
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 200/1050 < 756/1050 or 8/42 < 36/50

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