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Compare 49/12 and 20/16

1st number: 4 1/12, 2nd number: 1 4/16

49/12 is greater than 20/16

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 16 is 48
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 4 = 48,
    49/12 = 49 × 4/12 × 4 = 196/48
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 3 = 48,
    20/16 = 20 × 3/16 × 3 = 60/48
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 196/48 > 60/48 or 49/12 > 20/16

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