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Compare 30/70 and 80/56

1st number: 30/70, 2nd number: 1 24/56

30/70 is smaller than 80/56

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 70 and 56 is 280

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 280
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 70 × 4 = 280,
    30/70 = 30 × 4/70 × 4 = 120/280
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 5 = 280,
    80/56 = 80 × 5/56 × 5 = 400/280
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 120/280 < 400/280 or 30/70 < 80/56

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