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Compare 70/2 and 72/24

1st number: 35 0/2, 2nd number: 3 0/24

70/2 is greater than 72/24

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 24 is 24

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 24
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 12 = 24,
    70/2 = 70 × 12/2 × 12 = 840/24
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 24 × 1 = 24,
    72/24 = 72 × 1/24 × 1 = 72/24
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 840/24 > 72/24 or 70/2 > 72/24

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