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Compare 70/15 and 2/48

1st number: 4 10/15, 2nd number: 2/48

70/15 is greater than 2/48

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 15 and 48 is 240
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 15 × 16 = 240,
    70/15 = 70 × 16/15 × 16 = 1120/240
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 48 × 5 = 240,
    2/48 = 2 × 5/48 × 5 = 10/240
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1120/240 > 10/240 or 70/15 > 2/48

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