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Compare 50/5 and 15/9

1st number: 10 0/5, 2nd number: 1 6/9

50/5 is greater than 15/9

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 9 is 45
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 9 = 45,
    50/5 = 50 × 9/5 × 9 = 450/45
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 5 = 45,
    15/9 = 15 × 5/9 × 5 = 75/45
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 450/45 > 75/45 or 50/5 > 15/9

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