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Compare 12/49 and 90/10

1st number: 12/49, 2nd number: 9 0/10

12/49 is smaller than 90/10

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 49 and 10 is 490
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 49 × 10 = 490,
    12/49 = 12 × 10/49 × 10 = 120/490
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 10 × 49 = 490,
    90/10 = 90 × 49/10 × 49 = 4410/490
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 120/490 < 4410/490 or 12/49 < 90/10

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