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Compare 48/50 and 90/49

1st number: 48/50, 2nd number: 1 41/49

48/50 is smaller than 90/49

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,
    48/50 = 48 × 49/50 × 49 = 2352/2450
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 49 × 50 = 2450,
    90/49 = 90 × 50/49 × 50 = 4500/2450
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 2352/2450 < 4500/2450 or 48/50 < 90/49

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