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Compare 84/50 and 50/18

1st number: 1 34/50, 2nd number: 2 14/18

84/50 is smaller than 50/18

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 50 and 18 is 450

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 450
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 50 × 9 = 450,
    84/50 = 84 × 9/50 × 9 = 756/450
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 25 = 450,
    50/18 = 50 × 25/18 × 25 = 1250/450
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 756/450 < 1250/450 or 84/50 < 50/18

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