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Compare 84/50 and 50/36

1st number: 1 34/50, 2nd number: 1 14/36

84/50 is greater than 50/36

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 50 and 36 is 900

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 900
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 50 × 18 = 900,
    84/50 = 84 × 18/50 × 18 = 1512/900
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 36 × 25 = 900,
    50/36 = 50 × 25/36 × 25 = 1250/900
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1512/900 > 1250/900 or 84/50 > 50/36

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