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Compare 6/2 and 6/49

1st number: 3 0/2, 2nd number: 6/49

6/2 is greater than 6/49

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 49 is 98
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 49 = 98,
    6/2 = 6 × 49/2 × 49 = 294/98
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 49 × 2 = 98,
    6/49 = 6 × 2/49 × 2 = 12/98
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 294/98 > 12/98 or 6/2 > 6/49

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