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Compare 4/48 and 7/50

4/48 is smaller than 7/50

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 48 and 50 is 1200
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 48 × 25 = 1200,
    4/48 = 4 × 25/48 × 25 = 100/1200
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 24 = 1200,
    7/50 = 7 × 24/50 × 24 = 168/1200
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 100/1200 < 168/1200 or 4/48 < 7/50

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