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Compare 80/36 and 70/50

1st number: 2 8/36, 2nd number: 1 20/50

80/36 is greater than 70/50

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 36 and 50 is 900

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 900
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 36 × 25 = 900,
    80/36 = 80 × 25/36 × 25 = 2000/900
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 18 = 900,
    70/50 = 70 × 18/50 × 18 = 1260/900
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 2000/900 > 1260/900 or 80/36 > 70/50

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