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Compare 12/35 and 54/7

1st number: 12/35, 2nd number: 7 5/7

12/35 is smaller than 54/7

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 35 and 7 is 35
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 35 × 1 = 35,
    12/35 = 12 × 1/35 × 1 = 12/35
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 5 = 35,
    54/7 = 54 × 5/7 × 5 = 270/35
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 12/35 < 270/35 or 12/35 < 54/7

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