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Compare 30/70 and 40/24

1st number: 30/70, 2nd number: 1 16/24

30/70 is smaller than 40/24

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 70 and 24 is 840

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 840
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 70 × 12 = 840,
    30/70 = 30 × 12/70 × 12 = 360/840
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 24 × 35 = 840,
    40/24 = 40 × 35/24 × 35 = 1400/840
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 360/840 < 1400/840 or 30/70 < 40/24

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