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Compare 49/24 and 14/80

1st number: 2 1/24, 2nd number: 14/80

49/24 is greater than 14/80

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 24 and 80 is 240
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 24 × 10 = 240,
    49/24 = 49 × 10/24 × 10 = 490/240
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 80 × 3 = 240,
    14/80 = 14 × 3/80 × 3 = 42/240
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 490/240 > 42/240 or 49/24 > 14/80

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