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Compare 3/12 and 9/50

3/12 is greater than 9/50

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,
    3/12 = 3 × 25/12 × 25 = 75/300
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 6 = 300,
    9/50 = 9 × 6/50 × 6 = 54/300
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 75/300 > 54/300 or 3/12 > 9/50

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