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Compare 70/75 and 98/80

1st number: 70/75, 2nd number: 1 18/80

70/75 is smaller than 98/80

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,
    98/80 = 98 × 15/80 × 15 = 1470/1200
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1120/1200 < 1470/1200 or 70/75 < 98/80

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