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Compare 75/16 and 8/49

1st number: 4 11/16, 2nd number: 8/49

75/16 is greater than 8/49

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 16 and 49 is 784
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 16 × 49 = 784,
    75/16 = 75 × 49/16 × 49 = 3675/784
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 49 × 16 = 784,
    8/49 = 8 × 16/49 × 16 = 128/784
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 3675/784 > 128/784 or 75/16 > 8/49

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