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Compare 7/70 and 10/84

7/70 is smaller than 10/84

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 70 and 84 is 420
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 70 × 6 = 420,
    7/70 = 7 × 6/70 × 6 = 42/420
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 84 × 5 = 420,
    10/84 = 10 × 5/84 × 5 = 50/420
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 42/420 < 50/420 or 7/70 < 10/84

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