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Compare 10/5 and 50/12

1st number: 2 0/5, 2nd number: 4 2/12

10/5 is smaller than 50/12

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 12 is 60
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 12 = 60,
    10/5 = 10 × 12/5 × 12 = 120/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 5 = 60,
    50/12 = 50 × 5/12 × 5 = 250/60
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 120/60 < 250/60 or 10/5 < 50/12

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