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Compare 7/42 and 75/70

1st number: 7/42, 2nd number: 1 5/70

7/42 is smaller than 75/70

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 70 is 210
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 5 = 210,
    7/42 = 7 × 5/42 × 5 = 35/210
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 70 × 3 = 210,
    75/70 = 75 × 3/70 × 3 = 225/210
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 35/210 < 225/210 or 7/42 < 75/70

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