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Compare 7/70 and 5/28

7/70 is smaller than 5/28

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 70 and 28 is 140
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 70 × 2 = 140,
    7/70 = 7 × 2/70 × 2 = 14/140
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 28 × 5 = 140,
    5/28 = 5 × 5/28 × 5 = 25/140
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 14/140 < 25/140 or 7/70 < 5/28

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