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Compare 70/21 and 2/48

1st number: 3 7/21, 2nd number: 2/48

70/21 is greater than 2/48

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 21 and 48 is 336
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 21 × 16 = 336,
    70/21 = 70 × 16/21 × 16 = 1120/336
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 48 × 7 = 336,
    2/48 = 2 × 7/48 × 7 = 14/336
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1120/336 > 14/336 or 70/21 > 2/48

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