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Compare 70/48 and 80/63

1st number: 1 22/48, 2nd number: 1 17/63

70/48 is greater than 80/63

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 48 and 63 is 1008

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 1008
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 48 × 21 = 1008,
    70/48 = 70 × 21/48 × 21 = 1470/1008
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 63 × 16 = 1008,
    80/63 = 80 × 16/63 × 16 = 1280/1008
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1470/1008 > 1280/1008 or 70/48 > 80/63

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