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Compare 20/7 and 50/45

1st number: 2 6/7, 2nd number: 1 5/45

20/7 is greater than 50/45

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 7 and 45 is 315

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 315
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 7 × 45 = 315,
    20/7 = 20 × 45/7 × 45 = 900/315
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 45 × 7 = 315,
    50/45 = 50 × 7/45 × 7 = 350/315
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 900/315 > 350/315 or 20/7 > 50/45

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