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Compare 7/84 and 5/49

7/84 is smaller than 5/49

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 84 and 49 is 588
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 84 × 7 = 588,
    7/84 = 7 × 7/84 × 7 = 49/588
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 49 × 12 = 588,
    5/49 = 5 × 12/49 × 12 = 60/588
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 49/588 < 60/588 or 7/84 < 5/49

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