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Compare 70/30 and 50/35

1st number: 2 10/30, 2nd number: 1 15/35

70/30 is greater than 50/35

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 30 and 35 is 210

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 210
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 30 × 7 = 210,
    70/30 = 70 × 7/30 × 7 = 490/210
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 35 × 6 = 210,
    50/35 = 50 × 6/35 × 6 = 300/210
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 490/210 > 300/210 or 70/30 > 50/35

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