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Compare 9/48 and 18/75

9/48 is smaller than 18/75

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 48 and 75 is 1200
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 48 × 25 = 1200,
    9/48 = 9 × 25/48 × 25 = 225/1200
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 75 × 16 = 1200,
    18/75 = 18 × 16/75 × 16 = 288/1200
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 225/1200 < 288/1200 or 9/48 < 18/75

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