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Compare 70/18 and 2/45

1st number: 3 16/18, 2nd number: 2/45

70/18 is greater than 2/45

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 18 and 45 is 90
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 18 × 5 = 90,
    70/18 = 70 × 5/18 × 5 = 350/90
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 45 × 2 = 90,
    2/45 = 2 × 2/45 × 2 = 4/90
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 350/90 > 4/90 or 70/18 > 2/45

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