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Compare 49/8 and 20/40

1st number: 6 1/8, 2nd number: 20/40

49/8 is greater than 20/40

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 40 is 40
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 5 = 40,
    49/8 = 49 × 5/8 × 5 = 245/40
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 1 = 40,
    20/40 = 20 × 1/40 × 1 = 20/40
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 245/40 > 20/40 or 49/8 > 20/40

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