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Compare 50/70 and 60/54

1st number: 50/70, 2nd number: 1 6/54

50/70 is smaller than 60/54

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 70 and 54 is 1890

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 1890
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 70 × 27 = 1890,
    50/70 = 50 × 27/70 × 27 = 1350/1890
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 54 × 35 = 1890,
    60/54 = 60 × 35/54 × 35 = 2100/1890
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1350/1890 < 2100/1890 or 50/70 < 60/54

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