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Compare 84/6 and 50/72

1st number: 14 0/6, 2nd number: 50/72

84/6 is greater than 50/72

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 72 is 72

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 12 = 72,
    84/6 = 84 × 12/6 × 12 = 1008/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 72 × 1 = 72,
    50/72 = 50 × 1/72 × 1 = 50/72
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1008/72 > 50/72 or 84/6 > 50/72

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