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Compare 3/81 and 4/50

3/81 is smaller than 4/50

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 81 and 50 is 4050

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 4050
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 81 × 50 = 4050,
    3/81 = 3 × 50/81 × 50 = 150/4050
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 81 = 4050,
    4/50 = 4 × 81/50 × 81 = 324/4050
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 150/4050 < 324/4050 or 3/81 < 4/50

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