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Compare 75/2 and 70/20

1st number: 37 1/2, 2nd number: 3 10/20

75/2 is greater than 70/20

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 20 is 20
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 10 = 20,
    75/2 = 75 × 10/2 × 10 = 750/20
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 20 × 1 = 20,
    70/20 = 70 × 1/20 × 1 = 70/20
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 750/20 > 70/20 or 75/2 > 70/20

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