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Compare 50/45 and 50/80

1st number: 1 5/45, 2nd number: 50/80

50/45 is greater than 50/80

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  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 45 and 80 is 720
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 45 × 16 = 720,
    50/45 = 50 × 16/45 × 16 = 800/720
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 80 × 9 = 720,
    50/80 = 50 × 9/80 × 9 = 450/720
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 800/720 > 450/720 or 50/45 > 50/80

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