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Compare 42/2 and 4/70

1st number: 21 0/2, 2nd number: 4/70

42/2 is greater than 4/70

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 70 is 70
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 35 = 70,
    42/2 = 42 × 35/2 × 35 = 1470/70
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 70 × 1 = 70,
    4/70 = 4 × 1/70 × 1 = 4/70
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1470/70 > 4/70 or 42/2 > 4/70

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