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Compare 10/18 and 70/48

1st number: 10/18, 2nd number: 1 22/48

10/18 is smaller than 70/48

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 18 and 48 is 144
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 18 × 8 = 144,
    10/18 = 10 × 8/18 × 8 = 80/144
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 48 × 3 = 144,
    70/48 = 70 × 3/48 × 3 = 210/144
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 80/144 < 210/144 or 10/18 < 70/48

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