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Compare 49/6 and 98/80

1st number: 8 1/6, 2nd number: 1 18/80

49/6 is greater than 98/80

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 80 is 240
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 40 = 240,
    49/6 = 49 × 40/6 × 40 = 1960/240
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 80 × 3 = 240,
    98/80 = 98 × 3/80 × 3 = 294/240
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1960/240 > 294/240 or 49/6 > 98/80

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