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Compare 18/7 and 45/50

1st number: 2 4/7, 2nd number: 45/50

18/7 is greater than 45/50

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 7 and 50 is 350
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 7 × 50 = 350,
    18/7 = 18 × 50/7 × 50 = 900/350
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 7 = 350,
    45/50 = 45 × 7/50 × 7 = 315/350
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 900/350 > 315/350 or 18/7 > 45/50

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