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Compare 25/70 and 2/40

25/70 is greater than 2/40

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 70 and 40 is 280

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 280
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 70 × 4 = 280,
    25/70 = 25 × 4/70 × 4 = 100/280
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 7 = 280,
    2/40 = 2 × 7/40 × 7 = 14/280
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 100/280 > 14/280 or 25/70 > 2/40

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