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Compare 50/75 and 3/18

50/75 is greater than 3/18

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 75 and 18 is 450
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 75 × 6 = 450,
    50/75 = 50 × 6/75 × 6 = 300/450
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 25 = 450,
    3/18 = 3 × 25/18 × 25 = 75/450
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 300/450 > 75/450 or 50/75 > 3/18

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