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Compare 12/35 and 27/49

12/35 is smaller than 27/49

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 35 and 49 is 245
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 35 × 7 = 245,
    12/35 = 12 × 7/35 × 7 = 84/245
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 49 × 5 = 245,
    27/49 = 27 × 5/49 × 5 = 135/245
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 84/245 < 135/245 or 12/35 < 27/49

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