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Compare 45/8 and 48/49

1st number: 5 5/8, 2nd number: 48/49

45/8 is greater than 48/49

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 49 is 392
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 49 = 392,
    45/8 = 45 × 49/8 × 49 = 2205/392
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 49 × 8 = 392,
    48/49 = 48 × 8/49 × 8 = 384/392
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 2205/392 > 384/392 or 45/8 > 48/49

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