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Compare 54/70 and 84/64

1st number: 54/70, 2nd number: 1 20/64

54/70 is smaller than 84/64

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 70 and 64 is 2240

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 2240
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 70 × 32 = 2240,
    54/70 = 54 × 32/70 × 32 = 1728/2240
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 64 × 35 = 2240,
    84/64 = 84 × 35/64 × 35 = 2940/2240
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1728/2240 < 2940/2240 or 54/70 < 84/64

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