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Compare 8/50 and 9/49

8/50 is smaller than 9/49

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 50 and 49 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 49 × 50 = 2450,
    9/49 = 9 × 50/49 × 50 = 450/2450
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 392/2450 < 450/2450 or 8/50 < 9/49

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