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Compare 2/10 and 8/35

2/10 is smaller than 8/35

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 10 and 35 is 70
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 10 × 7 = 70,
    2/10 = 2 × 7/10 × 7 = 14/70
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 35 × 2 = 70,
    8/35 = 8 × 2/35 × 2 = 16/70
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 14/70 < 16/70 or 2/10 < 8/35

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