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Compare 48/20 and 18/70

1st number: 2 8/20, 2nd number: 18/70

48/20 is greater than 18/70

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 20 and 70 is 140
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 20 × 7 = 140,
    48/20 = 48 × 7/20 × 7 = 336/140
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 70 × 2 = 140,
    18/70 = 18 × 2/70 × 2 = 36/140
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 336/140 > 36/140 or 48/20 > 18/70

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