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Compare 6/14 and 45/50

6/14 is smaller than 45/50

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 14 and 50 is 350
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 14 × 25 = 350,
    6/14 = 6 × 25/14 × 25 = 150/350
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 7 = 350,
    45/50 = 45 × 7/50 × 7 = 315/350
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 150/350 < 315/350 or 6/14 < 45/50

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