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Compare 49/20 and 20/16

1st number: 2 9/20, 2nd number: 1 4/16

49/20 is greater than 20/16

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 20 and 16 is 80
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 20 × 4 = 80,
    49/20 = 49 × 4/20 × 4 = 196/80
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 5 = 80,
    20/16 = 20 × 5/16 × 5 = 100/80
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 196/80 > 100/80 or 49/20 > 20/16

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