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Compare 70/20 and 50/54

1st number: 3 10/20, 2nd number: 50/54

70/20 is greater than 50/54

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 20 and 54 is 540

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 540
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 20 × 27 = 540,
    70/20 = 70 × 27/20 × 27 = 1890/540
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 54 × 10 = 540,
    50/54 = 50 × 10/54 × 10 = 500/540
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1890/540 > 500/540 or 70/20 > 50/54

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