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Compare 5/70 and 2/50

5/70 is greater than 2/50

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 70 and 50 is 350

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 350
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 70 × 5 = 350,
    5/70 = 5 × 5/70 × 5 = 25/350
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 7 = 350,
    2/50 = 2 × 7/50 × 7 = 14/350
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 25/350 > 14/350 or 5/70 > 2/50

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