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Compare 8/9 and 18/50

8/9 is greater than 18/50

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 9 and 50 is 450
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 9 × 50 = 450,
    8/9 = 8 × 50/9 × 50 = 400/450
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 9 = 450,
    18/50 = 18 × 9/50 × 9 = 162/450
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 400/450 > 162/450 or 8/9 > 18/50

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