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Compare 8/50 and 54/98

8/50 is smaller than 54/98

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 50 and 98 is 2450
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 50 × 49 = 2450,
    8/50 = 8 × 49/50 × 49 = 392/2450
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 98 × 25 = 2450,
    54/98 = 54 × 25/98 × 25 = 1350/2450
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 392/2450 < 1350/2450 or 8/50 < 54/98

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