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Compare 50/5 and 3/18

1st number: 10 0/5, 2nd number: 3/18

50/5 is greater than 3/18

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 18 is 90
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 18 = 90,
    50/5 = 50 × 18/5 × 18 = 900/90
  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. 900/90 > 15/90 or 50/5 > 3/18

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