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Compare 6/49 and 45/10

1st number: 6/49, 2nd number: 4 5/10

6/49 is smaller than 45/10

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,
    6/49 = 6 × 10/49 × 10 = 60/490
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 10 × 49 = 490,
    45/10 = 45 × 49/10 × 49 = 2205/490
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 60/490 < 2205/490 or 6/49 < 45/10

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