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Compare 98/48 and 21/50

1st number: 2 2/48, 2nd number: 21/50

98/48 is greater than 21/50

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 48 and 50 is 1200
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 48 × 25 = 1200,
    98/48 = 98 × 25/48 × 25 = 2450/1200
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 24 = 1200,
    21/50 = 21 × 24/50 × 24 = 504/1200
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 2450/1200 > 504/1200 or 98/48 > 21/50

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