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Compare 40/54 and 70/50

1st number: 40/54, 2nd number: 1 20/50

40/54 is smaller than 70/50

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 54 and 50 is 1350

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 1350
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 54 × 25 = 1350,
    40/54 = 40 × 25/54 × 25 = 1000/1350
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 27 = 1350,
    70/50 = 70 × 27/50 × 27 = 1890/1350
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1000/1350 < 1890/1350 or 40/54 < 70/50

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