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Compare 96/28 and 70/72

1st number: 3 12/28, 2nd number: 70/72

96/28 is greater than 70/72

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 28 and 72 is 504

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 504
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 28 × 18 = 504,
    96/28 = 96 × 18/28 × 18 = 1728/504
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 72 × 7 = 504,
    70/72 = 70 × 7/72 × 7 = 490/504
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1728/504 > 490/504 or 96/28 > 70/72

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