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Compare 3/75 and 8/50

3/75 is smaller than 8/50

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 75 and 50 is 150
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 75 × 2 = 150,
    3/75 = 3 × 2/75 × 2 = 6/150
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 3 = 150,
    8/50 = 8 × 3/50 × 3 = 24/150
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 6/150 < 24/150 or 3/75 < 8/50

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