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Compare 70/42 and 2/9

1st number: 1 28/42, 2nd number: 2/9

70/42 is greater than 2/9

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 9 is 126
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 3 = 126,
    70/42 = 70 × 3/42 × 3 = 210/126
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 14 = 126,
    2/9 = 2 × 14/9 × 14 = 28/126
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 210/126 > 28/126 or 70/42 > 2/9

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