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Compare 49/70 and 50/6

1st number: 49/70, 2nd number: 8 2/6

49/70 is smaller than 50/6

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 70 and 6 is 210
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 70 × 3 = 210,
    49/70 = 49 × 3/70 × 3 = 147/210
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 35 = 210,
    50/6 = 50 × 35/6 × 35 = 1750/210
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 147/210 < 1750/210 or 49/70 < 50/6

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