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Compare 7/14 and 70/6

1st number: 7/14, 2nd number: 11 4/6

7/14 is smaller than 70/6

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 14 and 6 is 42
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 14 × 3 = 42,
    7/14 = 7 × 3/14 × 3 = 21/42
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 7 = 42,
    70/6 = 70 × 7/6 × 7 = 490/42
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 21/42 < 490/42 or 7/14 < 70/6

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