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Compare 40/50 and 9/49

40/50 is greater than 9/49

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 50 and 49 is 2450
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 50 × 49 = 2450,
    40/50 = 40 × 49/50 × 49 = 1960/2450
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 49 × 50 = 2450,
    9/49 = 9 × 50/49 × 50 = 450/2450
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1960/2450 > 450/2450 or 40/50 > 9/49

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