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Compare 15/50 and 16/10

1st number: 15/50, 2nd number: 1 6/10

15/50 is smaller than 16/10

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 50 and 10 is 50
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 50 × 1 = 50,
    15/50 = 15 × 1/50 × 1 = 15/50
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 10 × 5 = 50,
    16/10 = 16 × 5/10 × 5 = 80/50
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 15/50 < 80/50 or 15/50 < 16/10

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