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Compare 70/18 and 2/48

1st number: 3 16/18, 2nd number: 2/48

70/18 is greater than 2/48

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 18 and 48 is 144
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 18 × 8 = 144,
    70/18 = 70 × 8/18 × 8 = 560/144
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 48 × 3 = 144,
    2/48 = 2 × 3/48 × 3 = 6/144
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 560/144 > 6/144 or 70/18 > 2/48

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