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Compare 40/70 and 40/48

40/70 is smaller than 40/48

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 70 and 48 is 1680

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 1680
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 70 × 24 = 1680,
    40/70 = 40 × 24/70 × 24 = 960/1680
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 48 × 35 = 1680,
    40/48 = 40 × 35/48 × 35 = 1400/1680
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 960/1680 < 1400/1680 or 40/70 < 40/48

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