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Compare 7/70 and 50/18

1st number: 7/70, 2nd number: 2 14/18

7/70 is smaller than 50/18

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 70 and 18 is 630
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 70 × 9 = 630,
    7/70 = 7 × 9/70 × 9 = 63/630
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 35 = 630,
    50/18 = 50 × 35/18 × 35 = 1750/630
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 63/630 < 1750/630 or 7/70 < 50/18

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