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Compare 84/50 and 80/72

1st number: 1 34/50, 2nd number: 1 8/72

84/50 is greater than 80/72

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 50 and 72 is 1800

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 1800
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 50 × 36 = 1800,
    84/50 = 84 × 36/50 × 36 = 3024/1800
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 72 × 25 = 1800,
    80/72 = 80 × 25/72 × 25 = 2000/1800
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 3024/1800 > 2000/1800 or 84/50 > 80/72

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