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Compare 12/50 and 80/56

1st number: 12/50, 2nd number: 1 24/56

12/50 is smaller than 80/56

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 50 and 56 is 1400

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 1400
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 50 × 28 = 1400,
    12/50 = 12 × 28/50 × 28 = 336/1400
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 25 = 1400,
    80/56 = 80 × 25/56 × 25 = 2000/1400
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 336/1400 < 2000/1400 or 12/50 < 80/56

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