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Compare 70/50 and 90/8

1st number: 1 20/50, 2nd number: 11 2/8

70/50 is smaller than 90/8

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 50 and 8 is 200

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 200
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 50 × 4 = 200,
    70/50 = 70 × 4/50 × 4 = 280/200
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 25 = 200,
    90/8 = 90 × 25/8 × 25 = 2250/200
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 280/200 < 2250/200 or 70/50 < 90/8

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