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Compare 90/50 and 6/84

1st number: 1 40/50, 2nd number: 6/84

90/50 is greater than 6/84

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 50 and 84 is 2100
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 50 × 42 = 2100,
    90/50 = 90 × 42/50 × 42 = 3780/2100
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 84 × 25 = 2100,
    6/84 = 6 × 25/84 × 25 = 150/2100
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 3780/2100 > 150/2100 or 90/50 > 6/84

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