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Compare 16/3 and 18/50

1st number: 5 1/3, 2nd number: 18/50

16/3 is greater than 18/50

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 50 is 150
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 50 = 150,
    16/3 = 16 × 50/3 × 50 = 800/150
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 3 = 150,
    18/50 = 18 × 3/50 × 3 = 54/150
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 800/150 > 54/150 or 16/3 > 18/50

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