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Compare 5/12 and 5/49

5/12 is greater than 5/49

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 49 is 588
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 49 = 588,
    5/12 = 5 × 49/12 × 49 = 245/588
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 49 × 12 = 588,
    5/49 = 5 × 12/49 × 12 = 60/588
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 245/588 > 60/588 or 5/12 > 5/49

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