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Compare 70/28 and 9/70

1st number: 2 14/28, 2nd number: 9/70

70/28 is greater than 9/70

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 28 and 70 is 140
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 28 × 5 = 140,
    70/28 = 70 × 5/28 × 5 = 350/140
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 70 × 2 = 140,
    9/70 = 9 × 2/70 × 2 = 18/140
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 350/140 > 18/140 or 70/28 > 9/70

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