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Compare 7/70 and 5/42

7/70 is smaller than 5/42

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 70 and 42 is 210
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 70 × 3 = 210,
    7/70 = 7 × 3/70 × 3 = 21/210
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 5 = 210,
    5/42 = 5 × 5/42 × 5 = 25/210
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 21/210 < 25/210 or 7/70 < 5/42

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