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Compare 70/2 and 36/48

1st number: 35 0/2, 2nd number: 36/48

70/2 is greater than 36/48

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 48 is 48

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 48
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 24 = 48,
    70/2 = 70 × 24/2 × 24 = 1680/48
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 48 × 1 = 48,
    36/48 = 36 × 1/48 × 1 = 36/48
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1680/48 > 36/48 or 70/2 > 36/48

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