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Compare 5/12 and 5/70

5/12 is greater than 5/70

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 70 is 420
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 35 = 420,
    5/12 = 5 × 35/12 × 35 = 175/420
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 70 × 6 = 420,
    5/70 = 5 × 6/70 × 6 = 30/420
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 175/420 > 30/420 or 5/12 > 5/70

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