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Compare 5/70 and 63/60

1st number: 5/70, 2nd number: 1 3/60

5/70 is smaller than 63/60

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 70 and 60 is 420

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 420
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 70 × 6 = 420,
    5/70 = 5 × 6/70 × 6 = 30/420
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 60 × 7 = 420,
    63/60 = 63 × 7/60 × 7 = 441/420
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 30/420 < 441/420 or 5/70 < 63/60

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