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Compare 36/70 and 30/40

36/70 is smaller than 30/40

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 70 and 40 is 280
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 70 × 4 = 280,
    36/70 = 36 × 4/70 × 4 = 144/280
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 7 = 280,
    30/40 = 30 × 7/40 × 7 = 210/280
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 144/280 < 210/280 or 36/70 < 30/40

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