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1^{st} number: 40/49, 2^{nd} number: 2 2/8

4049 is smaller than 188

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

LCM of 49 and 8 is**392**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 392 - For the 1st fraction, since 49 × 8 = 392,

4049 = 40 × 849 × 8 = 320392 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 49 = 392,

188 = 18 × 498 × 49 = 882392 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 320392 < 882392 or 4049 < 188

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