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Compare 7/70 and 70/28

1st number: 7/70, 2nd number: 2 14/28

7/70 is smaller than 70/28

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 70 and 28 is 140
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 70 × 2 = 140,
    7/70 = 7 × 2/70 × 2 = 14/140
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 28 × 5 = 140,
    70/28 = 70 × 5/28 × 5 = 350/140
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 14/140 < 350/140 or 7/70 < 70/28

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