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Compare 70/40 and 90/48

1st number: 1 30/40, 2nd number: 1 42/48

70/40 is smaller than 90/48

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 40 and 48 is 240

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 240
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 40 × 6 = 240,
    70/40 = 70 × 6/40 × 6 = 420/240
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 48 × 5 = 240,
    90/48 = 90 × 5/48 × 5 = 450/240
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 420/240 < 450/240 or 70/40 < 90/48

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