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Compare 70/96 and 80/30

1st number: 70/96, 2nd number: 2 20/30

70/96 is smaller than 80/30

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 96 and 30 is 480

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 480
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 96 × 5 = 480,
    70/96 = 70 × 5/96 × 5 = 350/480
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 30 × 16 = 480,
    80/30 = 80 × 16/30 × 16 = 1280/480
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 350/480 < 1280/480 or 70/96 < 80/30

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