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Compare 70/96 and 40/63

70/96 is greater than 40/63

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 96 and 63 is 2016

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 2016
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 96 × 21 = 2016,
    70/96 = 70 × 21/96 × 21 = 1470/2016
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 63 × 32 = 2016,
    40/63 = 40 × 32/63 × 32 = 1280/2016
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1470/2016 > 1280/2016 or 70/96 > 40/63

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