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Compare 50/15 and 3/54

1st number: 3 5/15, 2nd number: 3/54

50/15 is greater than 3/54

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 15 and 54 is 270
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 15 × 18 = 270,
    50/15 = 50 × 18/15 × 18 = 900/270
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 54 × 5 = 270,
    3/54 = 3 × 5/54 × 5 = 15/270
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 900/270 > 15/270 or 50/15 > 3/54

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