Answers

Solutions by everydaycalculation.com

Answers.everydaycalculation.com » Compare fractions

Compare 50/6 and 20/80

1st number: 8 2/6, 2nd number: 20/80

50/6 is greater than 20/80

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,
    20/80 = 20 × 3/80 × 3 = 60/240
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 2000/240 > 60/240 or 50/6 > 20/80

MathStep (Works offline)

Download our mobile app and learn to work with fractions in your own time:
Android and iPhone/ iPad

Related:

© everydaycalculation.com