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Compare 49/3 and 4/18

1st number: 16 1/3, 2nd number: 4/18

49/3 is greater than 4/18

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 18 is 18
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 6 = 18,
    49/3 = 49 × 6/3 × 6 = 294/18
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 1 = 18,
    4/18 = 4 × 1/18 × 1 = 4/18
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 294/18 > 4/18 or 49/3 > 4/18

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