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Compare 70/50 and 90/96

1st number: 1 20/50, 2nd number: 90/96

70/50 is greater than 90/96

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 50 and 96 is 2400

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 2400
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 50 × 48 = 2400,
    70/50 = 70 × 48/50 × 48 = 3360/2400
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 96 × 25 = 2400,
    90/96 = 90 × 25/96 × 25 = 2250/2400
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 3360/2400 > 2250/2400 or 70/50 > 90/96

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