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Compare 4/10 and 9/49

4/10 is greater than 9/49

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,
    4/10 = 4 × 49/10 × 49 = 196/490
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 49 × 10 = 490,
    9/49 = 9 × 10/49 × 10 = 90/490
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 196/490 > 90/490 or 4/10 > 9/49

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