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Compare 70/45 and 9/24

1st number: 1 25/45, 2nd number: 9/24

70/45 is greater than 9/24

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 45 and 24 is 360

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 360
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 45 × 8 = 360,
    70/45 = 70 × 8/45 × 8 = 560/360
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 24 × 15 = 360,
    9/24 = 9 × 15/24 × 15 = 135/360
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 560/360 > 135/360 or 70/45 > 9/24

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