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Compare 25/12 and 20/70

1st number: 2 1/12, 2nd number: 20/70

25/12 is greater than 20/70

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 70 is 420
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 35 = 420,
    25/12 = 25 × 35/12 × 35 = 875/420
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 70 × 6 = 420,
    20/70 = 20 × 6/70 × 6 = 120/420
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 875/420 > 120/420 or 25/12 > 20/70

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