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Compare 70/20 and 30/24

1st number: 3 10/20, 2nd number: 1 6/24

70/20 is greater than 30/24

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 20 and 24 is 120

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 120
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 20 × 6 = 120,
    70/20 = 70 × 6/20 × 6 = 420/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 24 × 5 = 120,
    30/24 = 30 × 5/24 × 5 = 150/120
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 420/120 > 150/120 or 70/20 > 30/24

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