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Compare 10/35 and 50/60

10/35 is smaller than 50/60

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 35 and 60 is 420
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 35 × 12 = 420,
    10/35 = 10 × 12/35 × 12 = 120/420
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 60 × 7 = 420,
    50/60 = 50 × 7/60 × 7 = 350/420
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 120/420 < 350/420 or 10/35 < 50/60

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