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Compare 5/45 and 7/70

5/45 is greater than 7/70

Steps for comparing fractions

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

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 630
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 45 × 14 = 630,
    5/45 = 5 × 14/45 × 14 = 70/630
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 70 × 9 = 630,
    7/70 = 7 × 9/70 × 9 = 63/630
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 70/630 > 63/630 or 5/45 > 7/70

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