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Compare 6/70 and 6/40

6/70 is smaller than 6/40

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 70 and 40 is 280
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 70 × 4 = 280,
    6/70 = 6 × 4/70 × 4 = 24/280
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 7 = 280,
    6/40 = 6 × 7/40 × 7 = 42/280
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 24/280 < 42/280 or 6/70 < 6/40

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