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Compare 70/35 and 80/96

1st number: 2 0/35, 2nd number: 80/96

70/35 is greater than 80/96

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 35 and 96 is 3360

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 3360
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 35 × 96 = 3360,
    70/35 = 70 × 96/35 × 96 = 6720/3360
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 96 × 35 = 3360,
    80/96 = 80 × 35/96 × 35 = 2800/3360
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 6720/3360 > 2800/3360 or 70/35 > 80/96

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