Answers

Solutions by everydaycalculation.com

Answers.everydaycalculation.com » Compare fractions

Compare 36/70 and 60/56

1st number: 36/70, 2nd number: 1 4/56

36/70 is smaller than 60/56

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,
    36/70 = 36 × 4/70 × 4 = 144/280
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 5 = 280,
    60/56 = 60 × 5/56 × 5 = 300/280
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 144/280 < 300/280 or 36/70 < 60/56

MathStep (Works offline)

Download our mobile app and learn to work with fractions in your own time:
Android and iPhone/ iPad

Related:

© everydaycalculation.com