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Compare 6/49 and 45/50

6/49 is smaller than 45/50

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 49 and 50 is 2450
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 49 × 50 = 2450,
    6/49 = 6 × 50/49 × 50 = 300/2450
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 49 = 2450,
    45/50 = 45 × 49/50 × 49 = 2205/2450
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 300/2450 < 2205/2450 or 6/49 < 45/50

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