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Compare 1/6 and 1/49

1/6 is greater than 1/49

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 49 is 294
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 49 = 294,
    1/6 = 1 × 49/6 × 49 = 49/294
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 49 × 6 = 294,
    1/49 = 1 × 6/49 × 6 = 6/294
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 49/294 > 6/294 or 1/6 > 1/49

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