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Compare 70/12 and 14/4

1st number: 5 10/12, 2nd number: 3 2/4

70/12 is greater than 14/4

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 4 is 12

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 12
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 1 = 12,
    70/12 = 70 × 1/12 × 1 = 70/12
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 4 × 3 = 12,
    14/4 = 14 × 3/4 × 3 = 42/12
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 70/12 > 42/12 or 70/12 > 14/4

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