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Compare 70/36 and 72/24

1st number: 1 34/36, 2nd number: 3 0/24

70/36 is smaller than 72/24

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 36 and 24 is 72

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 36 × 2 = 72,
    70/36 = 70 × 2/36 × 2 = 140/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 24 × 3 = 72,
    72/24 = 72 × 3/24 × 3 = 216/72
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 140/72 < 216/72 or 70/36 < 72/24

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