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Compare 50/25 and 15/27

1st number: 2 0/25, 2nd number: 15/27

50/25 is greater than 15/27

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 25 and 27 is 675
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 25 × 27 = 675,
    50/25 = 50 × 27/25 × 27 = 1350/675
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 27 × 25 = 675,
    15/27 = 15 × 25/27 × 25 = 375/675
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1350/675 > 375/675 or 50/25 > 15/27

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