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Compare 50/90 and 12/48

50/90 is greater than 12/48

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 90 and 48 is 720
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 90 × 8 = 720,
    50/90 = 50 × 8/90 × 8 = 400/720
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 48 × 15 = 720,
    12/48 = 12 × 15/48 × 15 = 180/720
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 400/720 > 180/720 or 50/90 > 12/48

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