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Compare 50/45 and 3/18

1st number: 1 5/45, 2nd number: 3/18

50/45 is greater than 3/18

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 45 and 18 is 90
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 45 × 2 = 90,
    50/45 = 50 × 2/45 × 2 = 100/90
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 5 = 90,
    3/18 = 3 × 5/18 × 5 = 15/90
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 100/90 > 15/90 or 50/45 > 3/18

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