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Compare 36/40 and 3/70

36/40 is greater than 3/70

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 40 and 70 is 280
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 40 × 7 = 280,
    36/40 = 36 × 7/40 × 7 = 252/280
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 70 × 4 = 280,
    3/70 = 3 × 4/70 × 4 = 12/280
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 252/280 > 12/280 or 36/40 > 3/70

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