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Compare 70/10 and 30/72

1st number: 7 0/10, 2nd number: 30/72

70/10 is greater than 30/72

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 10 and 72 is 360

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 360
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 10 × 36 = 360,
    70/10 = 70 × 36/10 × 36 = 2520/360
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 72 × 5 = 360,
    30/72 = 30 × 5/72 × 5 = 150/360
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 2520/360 > 150/360 or 70/10 > 30/72

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