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Compare 42/70 and 50/45

1st number: 42/70, 2nd number: 1 5/45

42/70 is smaller than 50/45

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 70 and 45 is 630

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 630
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 70 × 9 = 630,
    42/70 = 42 × 9/70 × 9 = 378/630
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 45 × 14 = 630,
    50/45 = 50 × 14/45 × 14 = 700/630
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 378/630 < 700/630 or 42/70 < 50/45

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