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Compare 7/12 and 70/80

7/12 is smaller than 70/80

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 80 is 240
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 20 = 240,
    7/12 = 7 × 20/12 × 20 = 140/240
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 80 × 3 = 240,
    70/80 = 70 × 3/80 × 3 = 210/240
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 140/240 < 210/240 or 7/12 < 70/80

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