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Compare 84/10 and 50/45

1st number: 8 4/10, 2nd number: 1 5/45

84/10 is greater than 50/45

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 10 and 45 is 90

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 90
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 10 × 9 = 90,
    84/10 = 84 × 9/10 × 9 = 756/90
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 45 × 2 = 90,
    50/45 = 50 × 2/45 × 2 = 100/90
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 756/90 > 100/90 or 84/10 > 50/45

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