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Compare 4/18 and 27/50

4/18 is smaller than 27/50

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 18 and 50 is 450
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 18 × 25 = 450,
    4/18 = 4 × 25/18 × 25 = 100/450
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 9 = 450,
    27/50 = 27 × 9/50 × 9 = 243/450
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 100/450 < 243/450 or 4/18 < 27/50

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