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Compare 70/10 and 3/20

1st number: 7 0/10, 2nd number: 3/20

70/10 is greater than 3/20

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 10 and 20 is 20

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 20
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 10 × 2 = 20,
    70/10 = 70 × 2/10 × 2 = 140/20
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 20 × 1 = 20,
    3/20 = 3 × 1/20 × 1 = 3/20
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 140/20 > 3/20 or 70/10 > 3/20

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