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Compare 70/20 and 25/40

1st number: 3 10/20, 2nd number: 25/40

70/20 is greater than 25/40

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 20 and 40 is 40

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 40
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 20 × 2 = 40,
    70/20 = 70 × 2/20 × 2 = 140/40
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 1 = 40,
    25/40 = 25 × 1/40 × 1 = 25/40
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 140/40 > 25/40 or 70/20 > 25/40

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