Answers

Solutions by everydaycalculation.com

Answers.everydaycalculation.com » Compare fractions

Compare 90/81 and 50/10

1st number: 1 9/81, 2nd number: 5 0/10

90/81 is smaller than 50/10

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 81 and 10 is 810

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 810
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 81 × 10 = 810,
    90/81 = 90 × 10/81 × 10 = 900/810
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 10 × 81 = 810,
    50/10 = 50 × 81/10 × 81 = 4050/810
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 900/810 < 4050/810 or 90/81 < 50/10

MathStep (Works offline)

Download our mobile app and learn to work with fractions in your own time:
Android and iPhone/ iPad

Related:

© everydaycalculation.com