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Compare 30/42 and 70/32

1st number: 30/42, 2nd number: 2 6/32

30/42 is smaller than 70/32

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 32 is 672
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 16 = 672,
    30/42 = 30 × 16/42 × 16 = 480/672
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 32 × 21 = 672,
    70/32 = 70 × 21/32 × 21 = 1470/672
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 480/672 < 1470/672 or 30/42 < 70/32

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