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Compare 1/2 and 90/50

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

1/2 is smaller than 90/50

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 50 is 50

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 50
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 25 = 50,
    1/2 = 1 × 25/2 × 25 = 25/50
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 1 = 50,
    90/50 = 90 × 1/50 × 1 = 90/50
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 25/50 < 90/50 or 1/2 < 90/50

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