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Compare 14/18 and 9/50

14/18 is greater than 9/50

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 18 and 50 is 450

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 450
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 18 × 25 = 450,
    14/18 = 14 × 25/18 × 25 = 350/450
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 9 = 450,
    9/50 = 9 × 9/50 × 9 = 81/450
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 350/450 > 81/450 or 14/18 > 9/50

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