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Compare 84/30 and 50/9

1st number: 2 24/30, 2nd number: 5 5/9

84/30 is smaller than 50/9

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 30 and 9 is 90

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 90
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 30 × 3 = 90,
    84/30 = 84 × 3/30 × 3 = 252/90
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 10 = 90,
    50/9 = 50 × 10/9 × 10 = 500/90
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 252/90 < 500/90 or 84/30 < 50/9

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