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Compare 49/28 and 20/40

1st number: 1 21/28, 2nd number: 20/40

49/28 is greater than 20/40

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 28 and 40 is 280
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 28 × 10 = 280,
    49/28 = 49 × 10/28 × 10 = 490/280
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 7 = 280,
    20/40 = 20 × 7/40 × 7 = 140/280
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 490/280 > 140/280 or 49/28 > 20/40

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