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Compare 14/18 and 48/20

1st number: 14/18, 2nd number: 2 8/20

14/18 is smaller than 48/20

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 18 and 20 is 180
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 18 × 10 = 180,
    14/18 = 14 × 10/18 × 10 = 140/180
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 20 × 9 = 180,
    48/20 = 48 × 9/20 × 9 = 432/180
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 140/180 < 432/180 or 14/18 < 48/20

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