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Compare 35/70 and 5/28

35/70 is greater than 5/28

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 70 and 28 is 140
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 70 × 2 = 140,
    35/70 = 35 × 2/70 × 2 = 70/140
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 28 × 5 = 140,
    5/28 = 5 × 5/28 × 5 = 25/140
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 70/140 > 25/140 or 35/70 > 5/28

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