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Compare 2/50 and 24/7

1st number: 2/50, 2nd number: 3 3/7

2/50 is smaller than 24/7

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 50 and 7 is 350
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 50 × 7 = 350,
    2/50 = 2 × 7/50 × 7 = 14/350
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 50 = 350,
    24/7 = 24 × 50/7 × 50 = 1200/350
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 14/350 < 1200/350 or 2/50 < 24/7

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