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Compare 50/15 and 3/90

1st number: 3 5/15, 2nd number: 3/90

50/15 is greater than 3/90

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 15 and 90 is 90
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 15 × 6 = 90,
    50/15 = 50 × 6/15 × 6 = 300/90
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 90 × 1 = 90,
    3/90 = 3 × 1/90 × 1 = 3/90
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 300/90 > 3/90 or 50/15 > 3/90

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