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Compare 15/70 and 96/20

1st number: 15/70, 2nd number: 4 16/20

15/70 is smaller than 96/20

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 70 and 20 is 140
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 70 × 2 = 140,
    15/70 = 15 × 2/70 × 2 = 30/140
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 20 × 7 = 140,
    96/20 = 96 × 7/20 × 7 = 672/140
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 30/140 < 672/140 or 15/70 < 96/20

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