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Compare 70/24 and 90/70

1st number: 2 22/24, 2nd number: 1 20/70

70/24 is greater than 90/70

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 24 and 70 is 840
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 24 × 35 = 840,
    70/24 = 70 × 35/24 × 35 = 2450/840
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 70 × 12 = 840,
    90/70 = 90 × 12/70 × 12 = 1080/840
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 2450/840 > 1080/840 or 70/24 > 90/70

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