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Compare 7/70 and 10/49

7/70 is smaller than 10/49

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 70 and 49 is 490
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 70 × 7 = 490,
    7/70 = 7 × 7/70 × 7 = 49/490
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 49 × 10 = 490,
    10/49 = 10 × 10/49 × 10 = 100/490
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 49/490 < 100/490 or 7/70 < 10/49

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