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Compare 80/72 and 35/50

1st number: 1 8/72, 2nd number: 35/50

80/72 is greater than 35/50

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 72 and 50 is 1800

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 1800
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 72 × 25 = 1800,
    80/72 = 80 × 25/72 × 25 = 2000/1800
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 36 = 1800,
    35/50 = 35 × 36/50 × 36 = 1260/1800
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 2000/1800 > 1260/1800 or 80/72 > 35/50

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