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Compare 70/3 and 18/49

1st number: 23 1/3, 2nd number: 18/49

70/3 is greater than 18/49

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 49 is 147

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 147
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 49 = 147,
    70/3 = 70 × 49/3 × 49 = 3430/147
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 49 × 3 = 147,
    18/49 = 18 × 3/49 × 3 = 54/147
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 3430/147 > 54/147 or 70/3 > 18/49

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