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Compare 9/18 and 28/50

9/18 is smaller than 28/50

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 18 and 50 is 450

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 450
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 18 × 25 = 450,
    9/18 = 9 × 25/18 × 25 = 225/450
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 9 = 450,
    28/50 = 28 × 9/50 × 9 = 252/450
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 225/450 < 252/450 or 9/18 < 28/50

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