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Compare 50/2 and 70/7

1st number: 25 0/2, 2nd number: 10 0/7

50/2 is greater than 70/7

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 7 is 14

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 14
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 7 = 14,
    50/2 = 50 × 7/2 × 7 = 350/14
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 2 = 14,
    70/7 = 70 × 2/7 × 2 = 140/14
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 350/14 > 140/14 or 50/2 > 70/7

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