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Compare 8/50 and 9/21

8/50 is smaller than 9/21

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 50 and 21 is 1050
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 50 × 21 = 1050,
    8/50 = 8 × 21/50 × 21 = 168/1050
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 21 × 50 = 1050,
    9/21 = 9 × 50/21 × 50 = 450/1050
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 168/1050 < 450/1050 or 8/50 < 9/21

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