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Compare 98/84 and 50/45

1st number: 1 14/84, 2nd number: 1 5/45

98/84 is greater than 50/45

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 84 and 45 is 1260

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 1260
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 84 × 15 = 1260,
    98/84 = 98 × 15/84 × 15 = 1470/1260
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 45 × 28 = 1260,
    50/45 = 50 × 28/45 × 28 = 1400/1260
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1470/1260 > 1400/1260 or 98/84 > 50/45

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