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Compare 70/64 and 40/42

1st number: 1 6/64, 2nd number: 40/42

70/64 is greater than 40/42

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 64 and 42 is 1344

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 1344
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 64 × 21 = 1344,
    70/64 = 70 × 21/64 × 21 = 1470/1344
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 32 = 1344,
    40/42 = 40 × 32/42 × 32 = 1280/1344
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1470/1344 > 1280/1344 or 70/64 > 40/42

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