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Compare 84/54 and 50/18

1st number: 1 30/54, 2nd number: 2 14/18

84/54 is smaller than 50/18

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 54 and 18 is 54

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 54
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 54 × 1 = 54,
    84/54 = 84 × 1/54 × 1 = 84/54
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 3 = 54,
    50/18 = 50 × 3/18 × 3 = 150/54
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 84/54 < 150/54 or 84/54 < 50/18

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