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Compare 49/16 and 20/8

1st number: 3 1/16, 2nd number: 2 4/8

49/16 is greater than 20/8

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 16 and 8 is 16
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 16 × 1 = 16,
    49/16 = 49 × 1/16 × 1 = 49/16
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 2 = 16,
    20/8 = 20 × 2/8 × 2 = 40/16
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 49/16 > 40/16 or 49/16 > 20/8

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