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Compare 48/70 and 90/49

1st number: 48/70, 2nd number: 1 41/49

48/70 is smaller than 90/49

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 70 and 49 is 490
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 70 × 7 = 490,
    48/70 = 48 × 7/70 × 7 = 336/490
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 49 × 10 = 490,
    90/49 = 90 × 10/49 × 10 = 900/490
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 336/490 < 900/490 or 48/70 < 90/49

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