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Compare 70/20 and 90/96

1st number: 3 10/20, 2nd number: 90/96

70/20 is greater than 90/96

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 20 and 96 is 480

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 480
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 20 × 24 = 480,
    70/20 = 70 × 24/20 × 24 = 1680/480
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 96 × 5 = 480,
    90/96 = 90 × 5/96 × 5 = 450/480
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1680/480 > 450/480 or 70/20 > 90/96

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