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Compare 70/36 and 14/27

1st number: 1 34/36, 2nd number: 14/27

70/36 is greater than 14/27

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 36 and 27 is 108
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 36 × 3 = 108,
    70/36 = 70 × 3/36 × 3 = 210/108
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 27 × 4 = 108,
    14/27 = 14 × 4/27 × 4 = 56/108
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 210/108 > 56/108 or 70/36 > 14/27

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