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490 is smaller than 230

- Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:

LCM of 90 and 30 is**90**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 90 - For the 1st fraction, since 90 × 1 = 90,

490 = 4 × 190 × 1 = 490 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 30 × 3 = 90,

230 = 2 × 330 × 3 = 690 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 490 < 690 or 490 < 230

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