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Compare 16/4 and 18/50

1st number: 4 0/4, 2nd number: 18/50

16/4 is greater than 18/50

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 50 is 100

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 100
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 25 = 100,
    16/4 = 16 × 25/4 × 25 = 400/100
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 2 = 100,
    18/50 = 18 × 2/50 × 2 = 36/100
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 400/100 > 36/100 or 16/4 > 18/50

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