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Compare 70/50 and 60/32

1st number: 1 20/50, 2nd number: 1 28/32

70/50 is smaller than 60/32

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 50 and 32 is 800

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 800
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 50 × 16 = 800,
    70/50 = 70 × 16/50 × 16 = 1120/800
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 32 × 25 = 800,
    60/32 = 60 × 25/32 × 25 = 1500/800
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1120/800 < 1500/800 or 70/50 < 60/32

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