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290 is smaller than 4550

- Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:

LCM of 90 and 50 is**450**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 450 - For the 1st fraction, since 90 × 5 = 450,

290 = 2 × 590 × 5 = 10450 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 9 = 450,

4550 = 45 × 950 × 9 = 405450 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 10450 < 405450 or 290 < 4550

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