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Compare 49/9 and 2/36

1st number: 5 4/9, 2nd number: 2/36

49/9 is greater than 2/36

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 9 and 36 is 36
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 9 × 4 = 36,
    49/9 = 49 × 4/9 × 4 = 196/36
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 36 × 1 = 36,
    2/36 = 2 × 1/36 × 1 = 2/36
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 196/36 > 2/36 or 49/9 > 2/36

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