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Compare 50/35 and 3/18

1st number: 1 15/35, 2nd number: 3/18

50/35 is greater than 3/18

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 35 and 18 is 630
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 35 × 18 = 630,
    50/35 = 50 × 18/35 × 18 = 900/630
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 35 = 630,
    3/18 = 3 × 35/18 × 35 = 105/630
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 900/630 > 105/630 or 50/35 > 3/18

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