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Compare 45/3 and 81/49

1st number: 15 0/3, 2nd number: 1 32/49

45/3 is greater than 81/49

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 49 is 147
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 49 = 147,
    45/3 = 45 × 49/3 × 49 = 2205/147
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 49 × 3 = 147,
    81/49 = 81 × 3/49 × 3 = 243/147
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 2205/147 > 243/147 or 45/3 > 81/49

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