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Compare 70/20 and 56/9

1st number: 3 10/20, 2nd number: 6 2/9

70/20 is smaller than 56/9

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 20 and 9 is 180
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 20 × 9 = 180,
    70/20 = 70 × 9/20 × 9 = 630/180
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 20 = 180,
    56/9 = 56 × 20/9 × 20 = 1120/180
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 630/180 < 1120/180 or 70/20 < 56/9

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