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Compare 70/50 and 30/48

1st number: 1 20/50, 2nd number: 30/48

70/50 is greater than 30/48

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 50 and 48 is 1200

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 1200
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 50 × 24 = 1200,
    70/50 = 70 × 24/50 × 24 = 1680/1200
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 48 × 25 = 1200,
    30/48 = 30 × 25/48 × 25 = 750/1200
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1680/1200 > 750/1200 or 70/50 > 30/48

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