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Compare 84/14 and 50/12

1st number: 6 0/14, 2nd number: 4 2/12

84/14 is greater than 50/12

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 14 and 12 is 84

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 84
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 14 × 6 = 84,
    84/14 = 84 × 6/14 × 6 = 504/84
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 7 = 84,
    50/12 = 50 × 7/12 × 7 = 350/84
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 504/84 > 350/84 or 84/14 > 50/12

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