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Compare 50/30 and 18/10

1st number: 1 20/30, 2nd number: 1 8/10

50/30 is smaller than 18/10

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 30 and 10 is 30

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 30
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 30 × 1 = 30,
    50/30 = 50 × 1/30 × 1 = 50/30
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 10 × 3 = 30,
    18/10 = 18 × 3/10 × 3 = 54/30
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 50/30 < 54/30 or 50/30 < 18/10

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