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Compare 70/56 and 80/18

1st number: 1 14/56, 2nd number: 4 8/18

70/56 is smaller than 80/18

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 56 and 18 is 504

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 504
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 56 × 9 = 504,
    70/56 = 70 × 9/56 × 9 = 630/504
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 28 = 504,
    80/18 = 80 × 28/18 × 28 = 2240/504
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 630/504 < 2240/504 or 70/56 < 80/18

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