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Compare 40/24 and 70/9

1st number: 1 16/24, 2nd number: 7 7/9

40/24 is smaller than 70/9

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 24 and 9 is 72

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 24 × 3 = 72,
    40/24 = 40 × 3/24 × 3 = 120/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 8 = 72,
    70/9 = 70 × 8/9 × 8 = 560/72
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 120/72 < 560/72 or 40/24 < 70/9

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