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Compare 84/30 and 50/12

1st number: 2 24/30, 2nd number: 4 2/12

84/30 is smaller than 50/12

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 30 and 12 is 60

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 60
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 30 × 2 = 60,
    84/30 = 84 × 2/30 × 2 = 168/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 5 = 60,
    50/12 = 50 × 5/12 × 5 = 250/60
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 168/60 < 250/60 or 84/30 < 50/12

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