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Compare 6/24 and 50/81

6/24 is smaller than 50/81

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 24 and 81 is 648

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 648
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 24 × 27 = 648,
    6/24 = 6 × 27/24 × 27 = 162/648
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 81 × 8 = 648,
    50/81 = 50 × 8/81 × 8 = 400/648
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 162/648 < 400/648 or 6/24 < 50/81

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