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Compare 3/30 and 8/70

3/30 is smaller than 8/70

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 30 and 70 is 210
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 30 × 7 = 210,
    3/30 = 3 × 7/30 × 7 = 21/210
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 70 × 3 = 210,
    8/70 = 8 × 3/70 × 3 = 24/210
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 21/210 < 24/210 or 3/30 < 8/70

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