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Compare 10/70 and 40/72

10/70 is smaller than 40/72

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 70 and 72 is 2520

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 2520
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 70 × 36 = 2520,
    10/70 = 10 × 36/70 × 36 = 360/2520
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 72 × 35 = 2520,
    40/72 = 40 × 35/72 × 35 = 1400/2520
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 360/2520 < 1400/2520 or 10/70 < 40/72

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