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Compare 50/15 and 45/50

1st number: 3 5/15, 2nd number: 45/50

50/15 is greater than 45/50

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 15 and 50 is 150

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 150
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 15 × 10 = 150,
    50/15 = 50 × 10/15 × 10 = 500/150
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 3 = 150,
    45/50 = 45 × 3/50 × 3 = 135/150
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 500/150 > 135/150 or 50/15 > 45/50

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