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Compare 1/42 and 35/7

1st number: 1/42, 2nd number: 5 0/7

1/42 is smaller than 35/7

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 7 is 42
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 1 = 42,
    1/42 = 1 × 1/42 × 1 = 1/42
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 6 = 42,
    35/7 = 35 × 6/7 × 6 = 210/42
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1/42 < 210/42 or 1/42 < 35/7

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