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Compare 1/4 and 3/49

1/4 is greater than 3/49

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 49 is 196
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 49 = 196,
    1/4 = 1 × 49/4 × 49 = 49/196
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 49 × 4 = 196,
    3/49 = 3 × 4/49 × 4 = 12/196
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 49/196 > 12/196 or 1/4 > 3/49

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