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Compare 4/5 and 9/49

4/5 is greater than 9/49

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 49 is 245
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 49 = 245,
    4/5 = 4 × 49/5 × 49 = 196/245
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 49 × 5 = 245,
    9/49 = 9 × 5/49 × 5 = 45/245
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 196/245 > 45/245 or 4/5 > 9/49

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