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Compare 90/98 and 50/56

90/98 is greater than 50/56

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 98 and 56 is 392

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 392
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 98 × 4 = 392,
    90/98 = 90 × 4/98 × 4 = 360/392
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 7 = 392,
    50/56 = 50 × 7/56 × 7 = 350/392
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 360/392 > 350/392 or 90/98 > 50/56

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