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Compare 70/10 and 30/96

1st number: 7 0/10, 2nd number: 30/96

70/10 is greater than 30/96

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 10 and 96 is 480

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 480
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 10 × 48 = 480,
    70/10 = 70 × 48/10 × 48 = 3360/480
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 96 × 5 = 480,
    30/96 = 30 × 5/96 × 5 = 150/480
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 3360/480 > 150/480 or 70/10 > 30/96

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