Answers

Solutions by everydaycalculation.com

Everydaycalculation.com » Answers » Compare fractions

Compare 49/3 and 2/90

1st number: 16 1/3, 2nd number: 2/90

49/3 is greater than 2/90

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 90 is 90
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 30 = 90,
    49/3 = 49 × 30/3 × 30 = 1470/90
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 90 × 1 = 90,
    2/90 = 2 × 1/90 × 1 = 2/90
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1470/90 > 2/90 or 49/3 > 2/90

MathStep (Works offline)

Download our mobile app and learn to work with fractions in your own time:
Android and iPhone/ iPad

Related:

© everydaycalculation.com