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Compare 5/7 and 56/70

5/7 is smaller than 56/70

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 7 and 70 is 70
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 7 × 10 = 70,
    5/7 = 5 × 10/7 × 10 = 50/70
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 70 × 1 = 70,
    56/70 = 56 × 1/70 × 1 = 56/70
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 50/70 < 56/70 or 5/7 < 56/70

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