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Compare 3/70 and 16/20

3/70 is smaller than 16/20

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 70 and 20 is 140
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 70 × 2 = 140,
    3/70 = 3 × 2/70 × 2 = 6/140
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 20 × 7 = 140,
    16/20 = 16 × 7/20 × 7 = 112/140
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 6/140 < 112/140 or 3/70 < 16/20

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