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Compare 70/60 and 75/40

1st number: 1 10/60, 2nd number: 1 35/40

70/60 is smaller than 75/40

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 60 and 40 is 120

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 120
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 60 × 2 = 120,
    70/60 = 70 × 2/60 × 2 = 140/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 3 = 120,
    75/40 = 75 × 3/40 × 3 = 225/120
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 140/120 < 225/120 or 70/60 < 75/40

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