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Compare 7/70 and 70/12

1st number: 7/70, 2nd number: 5 10/12

7/70 is smaller than 70/12

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 70 and 12 is 420
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 70 × 6 = 420,
    7/70 = 7 × 6/70 × 6 = 42/420
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 35 = 420,
    70/12 = 70 × 35/12 × 35 = 2450/420
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 42/420 < 2450/420 or 7/70 < 70/12

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