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Compare 9/70 and 56/48

1st number: 9/70, 2nd number: 1 8/48

9/70 is smaller than 56/48

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 70 and 48 is 1680

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 1680
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 70 × 24 = 1680,
    9/70 = 9 × 24/70 × 24 = 216/1680
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 48 × 35 = 1680,
    56/48 = 56 × 35/48 × 35 = 1960/1680
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 216/1680 < 1960/1680 or 9/70 < 56/48

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