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Compare 60/90 and 70/50

1st number: 60/90, 2nd number: 1 20/50

60/90 is smaller than 70/50

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 90 and 50 is 450

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 450
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 90 × 5 = 450,
    60/90 = 60 × 5/90 × 5 = 300/450
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 9 = 450,
    70/50 = 70 × 9/50 × 9 = 630/450
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 300/450 < 630/450 or 60/90 < 70/50

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