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Compare 24/15 and 70/35

1st number: 1 9/15, 2nd number: 2 0/35

24/15 is smaller than 70/35

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 15 and 35 is 105
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 15 × 7 = 105,
    24/15 = 24 × 7/15 × 7 = 168/105
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 35 × 3 = 105,
    70/35 = 70 × 3/35 × 3 = 210/105
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 168/105 < 210/105 or 24/15 < 70/35

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