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Compare 4/72 and 1/50

4/72 is greater than 1/50

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 72 and 50 is 1800
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 72 × 25 = 1800,
    4/72 = 4 × 25/72 × 25 = 100/1800
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 36 = 1800,
    1/50 = 1 × 36/50 × 36 = 36/1800
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 100/1800 > 36/1800 or 4/72 > 1/50

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