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Compare 50/18 and 10/80

1st number: 2 14/18, 2nd number: 10/80

50/18 is greater than 10/80

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 18 and 80 is 720
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 18 × 40 = 720,
    50/18 = 50 × 40/18 × 40 = 2000/720
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 80 × 9 = 720,
    10/80 = 10 × 9/80 × 9 = 90/720
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 2000/720 > 90/720 or 50/18 > 10/80

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