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Compare 96/20 and 14/50

1st number: 4 16/20, 2nd number: 14/50

96/20 is greater than 14/50

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 20 and 50 is 100

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 100
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 20 × 5 = 100,
    96/20 = 96 × 5/20 × 5 = 480/100
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 2 = 100,
    14/50 = 14 × 2/50 × 2 = 28/100
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 480/100 > 28/100 or 96/20 > 14/50

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