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Compare 70/40 and 75/54

1st number: 1 30/40, 2nd number: 1 21/54

70/40 is greater than 75/54

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 40 and 54 is 1080

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 1080
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 40 × 27 = 1080,
    70/40 = 70 × 27/40 × 27 = 1890/1080
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 54 × 20 = 1080,
    75/54 = 75 × 20/54 × 20 = 1500/1080
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1890/1080 > 1500/1080 or 70/40 > 75/54

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