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Compare 5/70 and 75/9

1st number: 5/70, 2nd number: 8 3/9

5/70 is smaller than 75/9

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 70 and 9 is 630

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 630
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 70 × 9 = 630,
    5/70 = 5 × 9/70 × 9 = 45/630
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 70 = 630,
    75/9 = 75 × 70/9 × 70 = 5250/630
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 45/630 < 5250/630 or 5/70 < 75/9

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