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Compare 80/50 and 45/49

1st number: 1 30/50, 2nd number: 45/49

80/50 is greater than 45/49

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,
    80/50 = 80 × 49/50 × 49 = 3920/2450
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 49 × 50 = 2450,
    45/49 = 45 × 50/49 × 50 = 2250/2450
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 3920/2450 > 2250/2450 or 80/50 > 45/49

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