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Compare 42/70 and 40/54

42/70 is smaller than 40/54

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 70 and 54 is 1890

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 1890
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 70 × 27 = 1890,
    42/70 = 42 × 27/70 × 27 = 1134/1890
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 54 × 35 = 1890,
    40/54 = 40 × 35/54 × 35 = 1400/1890
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1134/1890 < 1400/1890 or 42/70 < 40/54

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