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Compare 3/10 and 8/50

3/10 is greater than 8/50

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 10 and 50 is 50
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 10 × 5 = 50,
    3/10 = 3 × 5/10 × 5 = 15/50
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 1 = 50,
    8/50 = 8 × 1/50 × 1 = 8/50
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 15/50 > 8/50 or 3/10 > 8/50

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