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Compare 70/12 and 9/70

1st number: 5 10/12, 2nd number: 9/70

70/12 is greater than 9/70

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 70 is 420
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 35 = 420,
    70/12 = 70 × 35/12 × 35 = 2450/420
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 70 × 6 = 420,
    9/70 = 9 × 6/70 × 6 = 54/420
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 2450/420 > 54/420 or 70/12 > 9/70

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