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Compare 14/70 and 70/14

1st number: 14/70, 2nd number: 5 0/14

14/70 is smaller than 70/14

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 70 and 14 is 70
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 70 × 1 = 70,
    14/70 = 14 × 1/70 × 1 = 14/70
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 14 × 5 = 70,
    70/14 = 70 × 5/14 × 5 = 350/70
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 14/70 < 350/70 or 14/70 < 70/14

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