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Compare 1/50 and 6/7

1/50 is smaller than 6/7

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 50 and 7 is 350
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 50 × 7 = 350,
    1/50 = 1 × 7/50 × 7 = 7/350
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 50 = 350,
    6/7 = 6 × 50/7 × 50 = 300/350
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 7/350 < 300/350 or 1/50 < 6/7

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