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Compare 4/6 and 54/50

1st number: 4/6, 2nd number: 1 4/50

4/6 is smaller than 54/50

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 50 is 150
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 25 = 150,
    4/6 = 4 × 25/6 × 25 = 100/150
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 3 = 150,
    54/50 = 54 × 3/50 × 3 = 162/150
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 100/150 < 162/150 or 4/6 < 54/50

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