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Compare 70/18 and 70/9

1st number: 3 16/18, 2nd number: 7 7/9

70/18 is smaller than 70/9

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 18 and 9 is 18
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 18 × 1 = 18,
    70/18 = 70 × 1/18 × 1 = 70/18
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 2 = 18,
    70/9 = 70 × 2/9 × 2 = 140/18
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 70/18 < 140/18 or 70/18 < 70/9

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