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Compare 63/20 and 2/70

1st number: 3 3/20, 2nd number: 2/70

63/20 is greater than 2/70

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 20 and 70 is 140

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 140
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 20 × 7 = 140,
    63/20 = 63 × 7/20 × 7 = 441/140
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 70 × 2 = 140,
    2/70 = 2 × 2/70 × 2 = 4/140
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 441/140 > 4/140 or 63/20 > 2/70

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