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Compare 70/5 and 75/40

1st number: 14 0/5, 2nd number: 1 35/40

70/5 is greater than 75/40

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 40 is 40

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 40
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 8 = 40,
    70/5 = 70 × 8/5 × 8 = 560/40
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 1 = 40,
    75/40 = 75 × 1/40 × 1 = 75/40
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 560/40 > 75/40 or 70/5 > 75/40

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