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Compare 49/48 and 14/40

1st number: 1 1/48, 2nd number: 14/40

49/48 is greater than 14/40

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 48 and 40 is 240
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 48 × 5 = 240,
    49/48 = 49 × 5/48 × 5 = 245/240
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 6 = 240,
    14/40 = 14 × 6/40 × 6 = 84/240
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 245/240 > 84/240 or 49/48 > 14/40

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