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Compare 70/20 and 30/48

1st number: 3 10/20, 2nd number: 30/48

70/20 is greater than 30/48

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 20 and 48 is 240

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 240
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 20 × 12 = 240,
    70/20 = 70 × 12/20 × 12 = 840/240
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 48 × 5 = 240,
    30/48 = 30 × 5/48 × 5 = 150/240
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 840/240 > 150/240 or 70/20 > 30/48

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