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Compare 48/50 and 18/7

1st number: 48/50, 2nd number: 2 4/7

48/50 is smaller than 18/7

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 50 and 7 is 350
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 50 × 7 = 350,
    48/50 = 48 × 7/50 × 7 = 336/350
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 50 = 350,
    18/7 = 18 × 50/7 × 50 = 900/350
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 336/350 < 900/350 or 48/50 < 18/7

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