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Compare 70/75 and 49/80

70/75 is greater than 49/80

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 75 and 80 is 1200

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 1200
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 75 × 16 = 1200,
    70/75 = 70 × 16/75 × 16 = 1120/1200
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 80 × 15 = 1200,
    49/80 = 49 × 15/80 × 15 = 735/1200
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1120/1200 > 735/1200 or 70/75 > 49/80

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