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Compare 15/70 and 32/50

15/70 is smaller than 32/50

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 70 and 50 is 350
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 70 × 5 = 350,
    15/70 = 15 × 5/70 × 5 = 75/350
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 7 = 350,
    32/50 = 32 × 7/50 × 7 = 224/350
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 75/350 < 224/350 or 15/70 < 32/50

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