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Compare 1/42 and 1/35

1/42 is smaller than 1/35

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 35 is 210
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 5 = 210,
    1/42 = 1 × 5/42 × 5 = 5/210
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 35 × 6 = 210,
    1/35 = 1 × 6/35 × 6 = 6/210
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 5/210 < 6/210 or 1/42 < 1/35

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