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Compare 4/9 and 50/35

1st number: 4/9, 2nd number: 1 15/35

4/9 is smaller than 50/35

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 9 and 35 is 315
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 9 × 35 = 315,
    4/9 = 4 × 35/9 × 35 = 140/315
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 35 × 9 = 315,
    50/35 = 50 × 9/35 × 9 = 450/315
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 140/315 < 450/315 or 4/9 < 50/35

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