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Compare 5/6 and 1/49

5/6 is greater than 1/49

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 49 is 294
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 49 = 294,
    5/6 = 5 × 49/6 × 49 = 245/294
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 49 × 6 = 294,
    1/49 = 1 × 6/49 × 6 = 6/294
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 245/294 > 6/294 or 5/6 > 1/49

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