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Compare 5/18 and 1/49

5/18 is greater than 1/49

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 18 and 49 is 882
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 18 × 49 = 882,
    5/18 = 5 × 49/18 × 49 = 245/882
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 49 × 18 = 882,
    1/49 = 1 × 18/49 × 18 = 18/882
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 245/882 > 18/882 or 5/18 > 1/49

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