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Compare 84/50 and 50/27

1st number: 1 34/50, 2nd number: 1 23/27

84/50 is smaller than 50/27

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 50 and 27 is 1350

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 1350
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 50 × 27 = 1350,
    84/50 = 84 × 27/50 × 27 = 2268/1350
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 27 × 50 = 1350,
    50/27 = 50 × 50/27 × 50 = 2500/1350
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 2268/1350 < 2500/1350 or 84/50 < 50/27

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