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Compare 9/3 and 6/50

1st number: 3 0/3, 2nd number: 6/50

9/3 is greater than 6/50

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 50 is 150
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 50 = 150,
    9/3 = 9 × 50/3 × 50 = 450/150
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 3 = 150,
    6/50 = 6 × 3/50 × 3 = 18/150
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 450/150 > 18/150 or 9/3 > 6/50

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