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Compare 50/60 and 2/80

50/60 is greater than 2/80

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 60 and 80 is 240
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 60 × 4 = 240,
    50/60 = 50 × 4/60 × 4 = 200/240
  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. 200/240 > 6/240 or 50/60 > 2/80

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