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Compare 12/48 and 98/90

1st number: 12/48, 2nd number: 1 8/90

12/48 is smaller than 98/90

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 48 and 90 is 720
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 48 × 15 = 720,
    12/48 = 12 × 15/48 × 15 = 180/720
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 90 × 8 = 720,
    98/90 = 98 × 8/90 × 8 = 784/720
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 180/720 < 784/720 or 12/48 < 98/90

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