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Compare 7/70 and 5/35

7/70 is smaller than 5/35

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 70 and 35 is 70
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 70 × 1 = 70,
    7/70 = 7 × 1/70 × 1 = 7/70
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 35 × 2 = 70,
    5/35 = 5 × 2/35 × 2 = 10/70
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 7/70 < 10/70 or 7/70 < 5/35

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