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Compare 70/12 and 6/40

1st number: 5 10/12, 2nd number: 6/40

70/12 is greater than 6/40

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 40 is 120
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 10 = 120,
    70/12 = 70 × 10/12 × 10 = 700/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 3 = 120,
    6/40 = 6 × 3/40 × 3 = 18/120
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 700/120 > 18/120 or 70/12 > 6/40

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