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1^{st} number: 1 7/49, 2^{nd} number: 1 4/8

5649 is smaller than 128

- Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:

LCM of 49 and 8 is**392**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 392 - For the 1st fraction, since 49 × 8 = 392,

5649 = 56 × 849 × 8 = 448392 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 49 = 392,

128 = 12 × 498 × 49 = 588392 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 448392 < 588392 or 5649 < 128

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