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Compare 48/70 and 20/80

48/70 is greater than 20/80

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 70 and 80 is 560

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 560
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 70 × 8 = 560,
    48/70 = 48 × 8/70 × 8 = 384/560
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 80 × 7 = 560,
    20/80 = 20 × 7/80 × 7 = 140/560
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 384/560 > 140/560 or 48/70 > 20/80

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