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Compare 70/4 and 63/70

1st number: 17 2/4, 2nd number: 63/70

70/4 is greater than 63/70

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 70 is 140
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 35 = 140,
    70/4 = 70 × 35/4 × 35 = 2450/140
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 70 × 2 = 140,
    63/70 = 63 × 2/70 × 2 = 126/140
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 2450/140 > 126/140 or 70/4 > 63/70

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