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Compare 50/75 and 18/16

1st number: 50/75, 2nd number: 1 2/16

50/75 is smaller than 18/16

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 75 and 16 is 1200
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 75 × 16 = 1200,
    50/75 = 50 × 16/75 × 16 = 800/1200
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 75 = 1200,
    18/16 = 18 × 75/16 × 75 = 1350/1200
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 800/1200 < 1350/1200 or 50/75 < 18/16

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