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Compare 10/35 and 90/42

1st number: 10/35, 2nd number: 2 6/42

10/35 is smaller than 90/42

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 35 and 42 is 210
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 35 × 6 = 210,
    10/35 = 10 × 6/35 × 6 = 60/210
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 5 = 210,
    90/42 = 90 × 5/42 × 5 = 450/210
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 60/210 < 450/210 or 10/35 < 90/42

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