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Compare 48/60 and 18/7

1st number: 48/60, 2nd number: 2 4/7

48/60 is smaller than 18/7

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 60 and 7 is 420
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 60 × 7 = 420,
    48/60 = 48 × 7/60 × 7 = 336/420
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 60 = 420,
    18/7 = 18 × 60/7 × 60 = 1080/420
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 336/420 < 1080/420 or 48/60 < 18/7

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