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Compare 49/45 and 2/18

1st number: 1 4/45, 2nd number: 2/18

49/45 is greater than 2/18

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 45 and 18 is 90
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 45 × 2 = 90,
    49/45 = 49 × 2/45 × 2 = 98/90
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 5 = 90,
    2/18 = 2 × 5/18 × 5 = 10/90
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 98/90 > 10/90 or 49/45 > 2/18

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