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Compare 70/24 and 80/3

1st number: 2 22/24, 2nd number: 26 2/3

70/24 is smaller than 80/3

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 24 and 3 is 24

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 24
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 24 × 1 = 24,
    70/24 = 70 × 1/24 × 1 = 70/24
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 3 × 8 = 24,
    80/3 = 80 × 8/3 × 8 = 640/24
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 70/24 < 640/24 or 70/24 < 80/3

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