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Compare 70/40 and 45/70

1st number: 1 30/40, 2nd number: 45/70

70/40 is greater than 45/70

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 40 and 70 is 280
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 40 × 7 = 280,
    70/40 = 70 × 7/40 × 7 = 490/280
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 70 × 4 = 280,
    45/70 = 45 × 4/70 × 4 = 180/280
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 490/280 > 180/280 or 70/40 > 45/70

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