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Compare 40/70 and 54/98

40/70 is greater than 54/98

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 70 and 98 is 490
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 70 × 7 = 490,
    40/70 = 40 × 7/70 × 7 = 280/490
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 98 × 5 = 490,
    54/98 = 54 × 5/98 × 5 = 270/490
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 280/490 > 270/490 or 40/70 > 54/98

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