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Compare 18/70 and 60/40

1st number: 18/70, 2nd number: 1 20/40

18/70 is smaller than 60/40

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 70 and 40 is 280
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 70 × 4 = 280,
    18/70 = 18 × 4/70 × 4 = 72/280
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 7 = 280,
    60/40 = 60 × 7/40 × 7 = 420/280
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 72/280 < 420/280 or 18/70 < 60/40

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