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Compare 10/27 and 49/70

10/27 is smaller than 49/70

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 27 and 70 is 1890

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 1890
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 27 × 70 = 1890,
    10/27 = 10 × 70/27 × 70 = 700/1890
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 70 × 27 = 1890,
    49/70 = 49 × 27/70 × 27 = 1323/1890
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 700/1890 < 1323/1890 or 10/27 < 49/70

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