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Compare 49/18 and 98/40

1st number: 2 13/18, 2nd number: 2 18/40

49/18 is greater than 98/40

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 18 and 40 is 360
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 18 × 20 = 360,
    49/18 = 49 × 20/18 × 20 = 980/360
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 9 = 360,
    98/40 = 98 × 9/40 × 9 = 882/360
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 980/360 > 882/360 or 49/18 > 98/40

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