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Compare 2/4 and 84/70

1st number: 2/4, 2nd number: 1 14/70

2/4 is smaller than 84/70

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 70 is 140
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 35 = 140,
    2/4 = 2 × 35/4 × 35 = 70/140
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 70 × 2 = 140,
    84/70 = 84 × 2/70 × 2 = 168/140
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 70/140 < 168/140 or 2/4 < 84/70

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