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Compare 70/84 and 72/48

1st number: 70/84, 2nd number: 1 24/48

70/84 is smaller than 72/48

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 84 and 48 is 336

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 336
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 84 × 4 = 336,
    70/84 = 70 × 4/84 × 4 = 280/336
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 48 × 7 = 336,
    72/48 = 72 × 7/48 × 7 = 504/336
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 280/336 < 504/336 or 70/84 < 72/48

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