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Compare 10/50 and 60/96

10/50 is smaller than 60/96

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 50 and 96 is 2400

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 2400
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 50 × 48 = 2400,
    10/50 = 10 × 48/50 × 48 = 480/2400
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 96 × 25 = 2400,
    60/96 = 60 × 25/96 × 25 = 1500/2400
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 480/2400 < 1500/2400 or 10/50 < 60/96

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