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Compare 15/18 and 7/49

15/18 is greater than 7/49

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 18 and 49 is 882
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 18 × 49 = 882,
    15/18 = 15 × 49/18 × 49 = 735/882
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 49 × 18 = 882,
    7/49 = 7 × 18/49 × 18 = 126/882
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 735/882 > 126/882 or 15/18 > 7/49

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