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Compare 70/18 and 2/27

1st number: 3 16/18, 2nd number: 2/27

70/18 is greater than 2/27

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 18 and 27 is 54
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 18 × 3 = 54,
    70/18 = 70 × 3/18 × 3 = 210/54
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 27 × 2 = 54,
    2/27 = 2 × 2/27 × 2 = 4/54
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 210/54 > 4/54 or 70/18 > 2/27

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