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Compare 18/2 and 1/70

1st number: 9 0/2, 2nd number: 1/70

18/2 is greater than 1/70

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 70 is 70
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 35 = 70,
    18/2 = 18 × 35/2 × 35 = 630/70
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 70 × 1 = 70,
    1/70 = 1 × 1/70 × 1 = 1/70
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 630/70 > 1/70 or 18/2 > 1/70

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