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Compare 4/96 and 49/50

4/96 is smaller than 49/50

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 96 and 50 is 2400
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 96 × 25 = 2400,
    4/96 = 4 × 25/96 × 25 = 100/2400
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 48 = 2400,
    49/50 = 49 × 48/50 × 48 = 2352/2400
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 100/2400 < 2352/2400 or 4/96 < 49/50

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