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Compare 6/5 and 49/8

1st number: 1 1/5, 2nd number: 6 1/8

6/5 is smaller than 49/8

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 8 is 40

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 40
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 8 = 40,
    6/5 = 6 × 8/5 × 8 = 48/40
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 5 = 40,
    49/8 = 49 × 5/8 × 5 = 245/40
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 48/40 < 245/40 or 6/5 < 49/8

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