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Compare 70/50 and 30/56

1st number: 1 20/50, 2nd number: 30/56

70/50 is greater than 30/56

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 50 and 56 is 1400

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 1400
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 50 × 28 = 1400,
    70/50 = 70 × 28/50 × 28 = 1960/1400
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 25 = 1400,
    30/56 = 30 × 25/56 × 25 = 750/1400
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1960/1400 > 750/1400 or 70/50 > 30/56

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