Answers

Solutions by everydaycalculation.com

Everydaycalculation.com » Answers » Compare fractions

Compare 49/70 and 10/12

49/70 is smaller than 10/12

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 70 and 12 is 420
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 70 × 6 = 420,
    49/70 = 49 × 6/70 × 6 = 294/420
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 35 = 420,
    10/12 = 10 × 35/12 × 35 = 350/420
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 294/420 < 350/420 or 49/70 < 10/12

Related:

Use fraction calculator with our all-in-one calculator app: Download for Android, Download for iOS

© everydaycalculation.com