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Compare 12/35 and 27/14

1st number: 12/35, 2nd number: 1 13/14

12/35 is smaller than 27/14

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 35 and 14 is 70
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 35 × 2 = 70,
    12/35 = 12 × 2/35 × 2 = 24/70
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 14 × 5 = 70,
    27/14 = 27 × 5/14 × 5 = 135/70
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 24/70 < 135/70 or 12/35 < 27/14

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