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Compare 80/70 and 20/96

1st number: 1 10/70, 2nd number: 20/96

80/70 is greater than 20/96

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 70 and 96 is 3360

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 3360
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 70 × 48 = 3360,
    80/70 = 80 × 48/70 × 48 = 3840/3360
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 96 × 35 = 3360,
    20/96 = 20 × 35/96 × 35 = 700/3360
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 3840/3360 > 700/3360 or 80/70 > 20/96

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