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Compare 70/45 and 2/48

1st number: 1 25/45, 2nd number: 2/48

70/45 is greater than 2/48

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 45 and 48 is 720
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 45 × 16 = 720,
    70/45 = 70 × 16/45 × 16 = 1120/720
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 48 × 15 = 720,
    2/48 = 2 × 15/48 × 15 = 30/720
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1120/720 > 30/720 or 70/45 > 2/48

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