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Compare 50/25 and 21/18

1st number: 2 0/25, 2nd number: 1 3/18

50/25 is greater than 21/18

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 25 and 18 is 450
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 25 × 18 = 450,
    50/25 = 50 × 18/25 × 18 = 900/450
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 25 = 450,
    21/18 = 21 × 25/18 × 25 = 525/450
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 900/450 > 525/450 or 50/25 > 21/18

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