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Compare 50/75 and 2/16

50/75 is greater than 2/16

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,
    2/16 = 2 × 75/16 × 75 = 150/1200
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 800/1200 > 150/1200 or 50/75 > 2/16

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