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Compare 50/75 and 45/8

1st number: 50/75, 2nd number: 5 5/8

50/75 is smaller than 45/8

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 75 and 8 is 600

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 600
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 75 × 8 = 600,
    50/75 = 50 × 8/75 × 8 = 400/600
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 75 = 600,
    45/8 = 45 × 75/8 × 75 = 3375/600
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 400/600 < 3375/600 or 50/75 < 45/8

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