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Compare 70/54 and 72/24

1st number: 1 16/54, 2nd number: 3 0/24

70/54 is smaller than 72/24

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 54 and 24 is 216

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 216
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 54 × 4 = 216,
    70/54 = 70 × 4/54 × 4 = 280/216
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 24 × 9 = 216,
    72/24 = 72 × 9/24 × 9 = 648/216
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 280/216 < 648/216 or 70/54 < 72/24

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