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Compare 70/96 and 40/90

70/96 is greater than 40/90

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 96 and 90 is 1440

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 1440
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 96 × 15 = 1440,
    70/96 = 70 × 15/96 × 15 = 1050/1440
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 90 × 16 = 1440,
    40/90 = 40 × 16/90 × 16 = 640/1440
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1050/1440 > 640/1440 or 70/96 > 40/90

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