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Compare 49/27 and 2/18

1st number: 1 22/27, 2nd number: 2/18

49/27 is greater than 2/18

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 27 and 18 is 54
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 27 × 2 = 54,
    49/27 = 49 × 2/27 × 2 = 98/54
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 3 = 54,
    2/18 = 2 × 3/18 × 3 = 6/54
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 98/54 > 6/54 or 49/27 > 2/18

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