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Compare 27/70 and 5/40

27/70 is greater than 5/40

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,
    27/70 = 27 × 4/70 × 4 = 108/280
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 7 = 280,
    5/40 = 5 × 7/40 × 7 = 35/280
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 108/280 > 35/280 or 27/70 > 5/40

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