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Compare 49/9 and 10/18

1st number: 5 4/9, 2nd number: 10/18

49/9 is greater than 10/18

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 9 and 18 is 18
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 9 × 2 = 18,
    49/9 = 49 × 2/9 × 2 = 98/18
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 1 = 18,
    10/18 = 10 × 1/18 × 1 = 10/18
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 98/18 > 10/18 or 49/9 > 10/18

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