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Compare 70/5 and 50/80

1st number: 14 0/5, 2nd number: 50/80

70/5 is greater than 50/80

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 80 is 80

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 80
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 16 = 80,
    70/5 = 70 × 16/5 × 16 = 1120/80
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 80 × 1 = 80,
    50/80 = 50 × 1/80 × 1 = 50/80
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1120/80 > 50/80 or 70/5 > 50/80

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