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Compare 8/12 and 18/50

8/12 is greater than 18/50

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 50 is 300
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 25 = 300,
    8/12 = 8 × 25/12 × 25 = 200/300
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 6 = 300,
    18/50 = 18 × 6/50 × 6 = 108/300
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 200/300 > 108/300 or 8/12 > 18/50

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