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Compare 50/15 and 12/32

1st number: 3 5/15, 2nd number: 12/32

50/15 is greater than 12/32

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 15 and 32 is 480
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 15 × 32 = 480,
    50/15 = 50 × 32/15 × 32 = 1600/480
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 32 × 15 = 480,
    12/32 = 12 × 15/32 × 15 = 180/480
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1600/480 > 180/480 or 50/15 > 12/32

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