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Compare 1/35 and 30/80

1/35 is smaller than 30/80

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 35 and 80 is 560

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 560
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 35 × 16 = 560,
    1/35 = 1 × 16/35 × 16 = 16/560
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 80 × 7 = 560,
    30/80 = 30 × 7/80 × 7 = 210/560
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 16/560 < 210/560 or 1/35 < 30/80

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