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Compare 7/18 and 48/60

7/18 is smaller than 48/60

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 18 and 60 is 180
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 18 × 10 = 180,
    7/18 = 7 × 10/18 × 10 = 70/180
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 60 × 3 = 180,
    48/60 = 48 × 3/60 × 3 = 144/180
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 70/180 < 144/180 or 7/18 < 48/60

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