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Compare 3/50 and 8/70

3/50 is smaller than 8/70

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 50 and 70 is 350
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 50 × 7 = 350,
    3/50 = 3 × 7/50 × 7 = 21/350
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 70 × 5 = 350,
    8/70 = 8 × 5/70 × 5 = 40/350
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 21/350 < 40/350 or 3/50 < 8/70

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