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Compare 50/6 and 2/80

1st number: 8 2/6, 2nd number: 2/80

50/6 is greater than 2/80

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 80 is 240
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 40 = 240,
    50/6 = 50 × 40/6 × 40 = 2000/240
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 80 × 3 = 240,
    2/80 = 2 × 3/80 × 3 = 6/240
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 2000/240 > 6/240 or 50/6 > 2/80

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