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Compare 4/40 and 1/70

4/40 is greater than 1/70

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,
    4/40 = 4 × 7/40 × 7 = 28/280
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 70 × 4 = 280,
    1/70 = 1 × 4/70 × 4 = 4/280
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 28/280 > 4/280 or 4/40 > 1/70

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