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Compare 5/49 and 56/10

1st number: 5/49, 2nd number: 5 6/10

5/49 is smaller than 56/10

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 49 and 10 is 490
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 49 × 10 = 490,
    5/49 = 5 × 10/49 × 10 = 50/490
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 10 × 49 = 490,
    56/10 = 56 × 49/10 × 49 = 2744/490
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 50/490 < 2744/490 or 5/49 < 56/10

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