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Compare 3/8 and 9/50

3/8 is greater than 9/50

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 50 is 200
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 25 = 200,
    3/8 = 3 × 25/8 × 25 = 75/200
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 4 = 200,
    9/50 = 9 × 4/50 × 4 = 36/200
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 75/200 > 36/200 or 3/8 > 9/50

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