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Compare 50/3 and 2/32

1st number: 16 2/3, 2nd number: 2/32

50/3 is greater than 2/32

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 32 is 96
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 32 = 96,
    50/3 = 50 × 32/3 × 32 = 1600/96
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 32 × 3 = 96,
    2/32 = 2 × 3/32 × 3 = 6/96
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1600/96 > 6/96 or 50/3 > 2/32

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