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Compare 12/70 and 40/56

12/70 is smaller than 40/56

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 70 and 56 is 280

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 280
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 70 × 4 = 280,
    12/70 = 12 × 4/70 × 4 = 48/280
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 5 = 280,
    40/56 = 40 × 5/56 × 5 = 200/280
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 48/280 < 200/280 or 12/70 < 40/56

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