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Compare 4/60 and 81/50

1st number: 4/60, 2nd number: 1 31/50

4/60 is smaller than 81/50

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 60 and 50 is 300
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 60 × 5 = 300,
    4/60 = 4 × 5/60 × 5 = 20/300
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 6 = 300,
    81/50 = 81 × 6/50 × 6 = 486/300
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 20/300 < 486/300 or 4/60 < 81/50

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