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Compare 8/70 and 54/49

1st number: 8/70, 2nd number: 1 5/49

8/70 is smaller than 54/49

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 70 and 49 is 490
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 70 × 7 = 490,
    8/70 = 8 × 7/70 × 7 = 56/490
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 49 × 10 = 490,
    54/49 = 54 × 10/49 × 10 = 540/490
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 56/490 < 540/490 or 8/70 < 54/49

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