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Compare 45/9 and 81/49

1st number: 5 0/9, 2nd number: 1 32/49

45/9 is greater than 81/49

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 9 and 49 is 441
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 9 × 49 = 441,
    45/9 = 45 × 49/9 × 49 = 2205/441
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 49 × 9 = 441,
    81/49 = 81 × 9/49 × 9 = 729/441
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 2205/441 > 729/441 or 45/9 > 81/49

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