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Compare 3/5 and 8/70

3/5 is greater than 8/70

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 70 is 70
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 14 = 70,
    3/5 = 3 × 14/5 × 14 = 42/70
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 70 × 1 = 70,
    8/70 = 8 × 1/70 × 1 = 8/70
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 42/70 > 8/70 or 3/5 > 8/70

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