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Compare 42/70 and 10/36

42/70 is greater than 10/36

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 70 and 36 is 1260
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 70 × 18 = 1260,
    42/70 = 42 × 18/70 × 18 = 756/1260
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 36 × 35 = 1260,
    10/36 = 10 × 35/36 × 35 = 350/1260
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 756/1260 > 350/1260 or 42/70 > 10/36

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