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Compare 70/24 and 72/48

1st number: 2 22/24, 2nd number: 1 24/48

70/24 is greater than 72/48

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 24 and 48 is 48

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 48
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 24 × 2 = 48,
    70/24 = 70 × 2/24 × 2 = 140/48
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 48 × 1 = 48,
    72/48 = 72 × 1/48 × 1 = 72/48
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 140/48 > 72/48 or 70/24 > 72/48

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