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Compare 3/50 and 48/10

1st number: 3/50, 2nd number: 4 8/10

3/50 is smaller than 48/10

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 50 and 10 is 50
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 50 × 1 = 50,
    3/50 = 3 × 1/50 × 1 = 3/50
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 10 × 5 = 50,
    48/10 = 48 × 5/10 × 5 = 240/50
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 3/50 < 240/50 or 3/50 < 48/10

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