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Compare 50/25 and 3/81

1st number: 2 0/25, 2nd number: 3/81

50/25 is greater than 3/81

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 25 and 81 is 2025
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 25 × 81 = 2025,
    50/25 = 50 × 81/25 × 81 = 4050/2025
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 81 × 25 = 2025,
    3/81 = 3 × 25/81 × 25 = 75/2025
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 4050/2025 > 75/2025 or 50/25 > 3/81

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