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Compare 72/90 and 14/70

72/90 is greater than 14/70

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 90 and 70 is 630

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 630
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 90 × 7 = 630,
    72/90 = 72 × 7/90 × 7 = 504/630
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 70 × 9 = 630,
    14/70 = 14 × 9/70 × 9 = 126/630
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 504/630 > 126/630 or 72/90 > 14/70

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