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Compare 84/14 and 50/60

1st number: 6 0/14, 2nd number: 50/60

84/14 is greater than 50/60

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 14 and 60 is 420

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 420
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 14 × 30 = 420,
    84/14 = 84 × 30/14 × 30 = 2520/420
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 60 × 7 = 420,
    50/60 = 50 × 7/60 × 7 = 350/420
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 2520/420 > 350/420 or 84/14 > 50/60

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