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Compare 84/4 and 50/54

1st number: 21 0/4, 2nd number: 50/54

84/4 is greater than 50/54

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 54 is 108

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 108
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 27 = 108,
    84/4 = 84 × 27/4 × 27 = 2268/108
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 54 × 2 = 108,
    50/54 = 50 × 2/54 × 2 = 100/108
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 2268/108 > 100/108 or 84/4 > 50/54

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