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Compare 14/18 and 48/80

14/18 is greater than 48/80

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 18 and 80 is 720
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 18 × 40 = 720,
    14/18 = 14 × 40/18 × 40 = 560/720
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 80 × 9 = 720,
    48/80 = 48 × 9/80 × 9 = 432/720
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 560/720 > 432/720 or 14/18 > 48/80

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