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Compare 1/10 and 6/49

1/10 is smaller than 6/49

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 10 and 49 is 490
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 10 × 49 = 490,
    1/10 = 1 × 49/10 × 49 = 49/490
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 49 × 10 = 490,
    6/49 = 6 × 10/49 × 10 = 60/490
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 49/490 < 60/490 or 1/10 < 6/49

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