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Compare 20/15 and 18/50

1st number: 1 5/15, 2nd number: 18/50

20/15 is greater than 18/50

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 15 and 50 is 150
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 15 × 10 = 150,
    20/15 = 20 × 10/15 × 10 = 200/150
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 3 = 150,
    18/50 = 18 × 3/50 × 3 = 54/150
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 200/150 > 54/150 or 20/15 > 18/50

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