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Compare 49/12 and 96/90

1st number: 4 1/12, 2nd number: 1 6/90

49/12 is greater than 96/90

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 90 is 180

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 180
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 15 = 180,
    49/12 = 49 × 15/12 × 15 = 735/180
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 90 × 2 = 180,
    96/90 = 96 × 2/90 × 2 = 192/180
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 735/180 > 192/180 or 49/12 > 96/90

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