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Compare 49/14 and 50/18

1st number: 3 7/14, 2nd number: 2 14/18

49/14 is greater than 50/18

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 14 and 18 is 126
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 14 × 9 = 126,
    49/14 = 49 × 9/14 × 9 = 441/126
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 7 = 126,
    50/18 = 50 × 7/18 × 7 = 350/126
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 441/126 > 350/126 or 49/14 > 50/18

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