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Compare 50/2 and 10/5

1st number: 25 0/2, 2nd number: 2 0/5

50/2 is greater than 10/5

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 5 is 10

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 10
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 5 = 10,
    50/2 = 50 × 5/2 × 5 = 250/10
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 5 × 2 = 10,
    10/5 = 10 × 2/5 × 2 = 20/10
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 250/10 > 20/10 or 50/2 > 10/5

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