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Compare 18/50 and 8/60

18/50 is greater than 8/60

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 50 and 60 is 300
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 50 × 6 = 300,
    18/50 = 18 × 6/50 × 6 = 108/300
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 60 × 5 = 300,
    8/60 = 8 × 5/60 × 5 = 40/300
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 108/300 > 40/300 or 18/50 > 8/60

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