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Compare 1/49 and 6/16

1/49 is smaller than 6/16

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 49 and 16 is 784
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 49 × 16 = 784,
    1/49 = 1 × 16/49 × 16 = 16/784
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 49 = 784,
    6/16 = 6 × 49/16 × 49 = 294/784
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 16/784 < 294/784 or 1/49 < 6/16

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