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Compare 24/12 and 36/50

1st number: 2 0/12, 2nd number: 36/50

24/12 is greater than 36/50

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 50 is 300
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 25 = 300,
    24/12 = 24 × 25/12 × 25 = 600/300
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 6 = 300,
    36/50 = 36 × 6/50 × 6 = 216/300
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 600/300 > 216/300 or 24/12 > 36/50

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