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Compare 2/4 and 60/50

1st number: 2/4, 2nd number: 1 10/50

2/4 is smaller than 60/50

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 50 is 100
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 25 = 100,
    2/4 = 2 × 25/4 × 25 = 50/100
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 2 = 100,
    60/50 = 60 × 2/50 × 2 = 120/100
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 50/100 < 120/100 or 2/4 < 60/50

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