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Compare 5/3 and 2/35

1st number: 1 2/3, 2nd number: 2/35

5/3 is greater than 2/35

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 35 is 105
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 35 = 105,
    5/3 = 5 × 35/3 × 35 = 175/105
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 35 × 3 = 105,
    2/35 = 2 × 3/35 × 3 = 6/105
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 175/105 > 6/105 or 5/3 > 2/35

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