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Compare 90/54 and 50/10

1st number: 1 36/54, 2nd number: 5 0/10

90/54 is smaller than 50/10

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 54 and 10 is 270

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 270
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 54 × 5 = 270,
    90/54 = 90 × 5/54 × 5 = 450/270
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 10 × 27 = 270,
    50/10 = 50 × 27/10 × 27 = 1350/270
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 450/270 < 1350/270 or 90/54 < 50/10

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