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Compare 70/5 and 50/30

1st number: 14 0/5, 2nd number: 1 20/30

70/5 is greater than 50/30

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 30 is 30
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 6 = 30,
    70/5 = 70 × 6/5 × 6 = 420/30
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 30 × 1 = 30,
    50/30 = 50 × 1/30 × 1 = 50/30
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 420/30 > 50/30 or 70/5 > 50/30

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