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Compare 24/18 and 54/50

1st number: 1 6/18, 2nd number: 1 4/50

24/18 is greater than 54/50

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 18 and 50 is 450
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 18 × 25 = 450,
    24/18 = 24 × 25/18 × 25 = 600/450
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 9 = 450,
    54/50 = 54 × 9/50 × 9 = 486/450
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 600/450 > 486/450 or 24/18 > 54/50

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