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Compare 70/35 and 80/72

1st number: 2 0/35, 2nd number: 1 8/72

70/35 is greater than 80/72

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 35 and 72 is 2520

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 2520
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 35 × 72 = 2520,
    70/35 = 70 × 72/35 × 72 = 5040/2520
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 72 × 35 = 2520,
    80/72 = 80 × 35/72 × 35 = 2800/2520
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 5040/2520 > 2800/2520 or 70/35 > 80/72

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