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Compare 70/48 and 80/60

1st number: 1 22/48, 2nd number: 1 20/60

70/48 is greater than 80/60

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 48 and 60 is 240

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 240
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 48 × 5 = 240,
    70/48 = 70 × 5/48 × 5 = 350/240
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 60 × 4 = 240,
    80/60 = 80 × 4/60 × 4 = 320/240
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 350/240 > 320/240 or 70/48 > 80/60

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