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Compare 48/50 and 18/70

48/50 is greater than 18/70

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 50 and 70 is 350
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 50 × 7 = 350,
    48/50 = 48 × 7/50 × 7 = 336/350
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 70 × 5 = 350,
    18/70 = 18 × 5/70 × 5 = 90/350
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 336/350 > 90/350 or 48/50 > 18/70

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