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Compare 7/70 and 50/14

1st number: 7/70, 2nd number: 3 8/14

7/70 is smaller than 50/14

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 70 and 14 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 14 × 5 = 70,
    50/14 = 50 × 5/14 × 5 = 250/70
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 7/70 < 250/70 or 7/70 < 50/14

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