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Compare 50/15 and 14/16

1st number: 3 5/15, 2nd number: 14/16

50/15 is greater than 14/16

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 15 and 16 is 240
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 15 × 16 = 240,
    50/15 = 50 × 16/15 × 16 = 800/240
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 15 = 240,
    14/16 = 14 × 15/16 × 15 = 210/240
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 800/240 > 210/240 or 50/15 > 14/16

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