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Compare 70/90 and 72/24

1st number: 70/90, 2nd number: 3 0/24

70/90 is smaller than 72/24

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 90 and 24 is 360

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 360
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 90 × 4 = 360,
    70/90 = 70 × 4/90 × 4 = 280/360
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 24 × 15 = 360,
    72/24 = 72 × 15/24 × 15 = 1080/360
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 280/360 < 1080/360 or 70/90 < 72/24

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