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Compare 84/18 and 50/12

1st number: 4 12/18, 2nd number: 4 2/12

84/18 is greater than 50/12

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 18 and 12 is 36

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 36
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 18 × 2 = 36,
    84/18 = 84 × 2/18 × 2 = 168/36
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 3 = 36,
    50/12 = 50 × 3/12 × 3 = 150/36
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 168/36 > 150/36 or 84/18 > 50/12

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