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Compare 48/20 and 90/49

1st number: 2 8/20, 2nd number: 1 41/49

48/20 is greater than 90/49

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 20 and 49 is 980
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 20 × 49 = 980,
    48/20 = 48 × 49/20 × 49 = 2352/980
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 49 × 20 = 980,
    90/49 = 90 × 20/49 × 20 = 1800/980
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 2352/980 > 1800/980 or 48/20 > 90/49

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