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Compare 8/50 and 9/14

8/50 is smaller than 9/14

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 50 and 14 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 14 × 25 = 350,
    9/14 = 9 × 25/14 × 25 = 225/350
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 56/350 < 225/350 or 8/50 < 9/14

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