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Compare 8/50 and 18/7

1st number: 8/50, 2nd number: 2 4/7

8/50 is smaller than 18/7

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 50 and 7 is 350
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 50 × 7 = 350,
    8/50 = 8 × 7/50 × 7 = 56/350
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 50 = 350,
    18/7 = 18 × 50/7 × 50 = 900/350
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 56/350 < 900/350 or 8/50 < 18/7

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