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Compare 70/32 and 40/90

1st number: 2 6/32, 2nd number: 40/90

70/32 is greater than 40/90

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 32 and 90 is 1440

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 1440
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 32 × 45 = 1440,
    70/32 = 70 × 45/32 × 45 = 3150/1440
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 90 × 16 = 1440,
    40/90 = 40 × 16/90 × 16 = 640/1440
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 3150/1440 > 640/1440 or 70/32 > 40/90

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