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Compare 70/4 and 8/18

1st number: 17 2/4, 2nd number: 8/18

70/4 is greater than 8/18

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 18 is 36

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 36
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 9 = 36,
    70/4 = 70 × 9/4 × 9 = 630/36
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 2 = 36,
    8/18 = 8 × 2/18 × 2 = 16/36
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 630/36 > 16/36 or 70/4 > 8/18

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