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Compare 70/12 and 72/96

1st number: 5 10/12, 2nd number: 72/96

70/12 is greater than 72/96

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 96 is 96

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 96
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 8 = 96,
    70/12 = 70 × 8/12 × 8 = 560/96
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 96 × 1 = 96,
    72/96 = 72 × 1/96 × 1 = 72/96
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 560/96 > 72/96 or 70/12 > 72/96

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