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Compare 49/20 and 49/9

1st number: 2 9/20, 2nd number: 5 4/9

49/20 is smaller than 49/9

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 20 and 9 is 180
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 20 × 9 = 180,
    49/20 = 49 × 9/20 × 9 = 441/180
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 20 = 180,
    49/9 = 49 × 20/9 × 20 = 980/180
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 441/180 < 980/180 or 49/20 < 49/9

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