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Compare 5/4 and 9/49

1st number: 1 1/4, 2nd number: 9/49

5/4 is greater than 9/49

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 49 is 196
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 49 = 196,
    5/4 = 5 × 49/4 × 49 = 245/196
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 49 × 4 = 196,
    9/49 = 9 × 4/49 × 4 = 36/196
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 245/196 > 36/196 or 5/4 > 9/49

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