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Compare 70/8 and 40/45

1st number: 8 6/8, 2nd number: 40/45

70/8 is greater than 40/45

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 45 is 360

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 360
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 45 = 360,
    70/8 = 70 × 45/8 × 45 = 3150/360
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 45 × 8 = 360,
    40/45 = 40 × 8/45 × 8 = 320/360
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 3150/360 > 320/360 or 70/8 > 40/45

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