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Compare 50/3 and 2/80

1st number: 16 2/3, 2nd number: 2/80

50/3 is greater than 2/80

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 80 is 240
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 80 = 240,
    50/3 = 50 × 80/3 × 80 = 4000/240
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 80 × 3 = 240,
    2/80 = 2 × 3/80 × 3 = 6/240
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 4000/240 > 6/240 or 50/3 > 2/80

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