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Compare 70/8 and 80/6

1st number: 8 6/8, 2nd number: 13 2/6

70/8 is smaller than 80/6

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 6 is 24

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 24
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 3 = 24,
    70/8 = 70 × 3/8 × 3 = 210/24
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 4 = 24,
    80/6 = 80 × 4/6 × 4 = 320/24
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 210/24 < 320/24 or 70/8 < 80/6

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