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Compare 4/72 and 1/70

4/72 is greater than 1/70

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 72 and 70 is 2520
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 72 × 35 = 2520,
    4/72 = 4 × 35/72 × 35 = 140/2520
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 70 × 36 = 2520,
    1/70 = 1 × 36/70 × 36 = 36/2520
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 140/2520 > 36/2520 or 4/72 > 1/70

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