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Compare 2/24 and 21/35

2/24 is smaller than 21/35

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 24 and 35 is 840
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 24 × 35 = 840,
    2/24 = 2 × 35/24 × 35 = 70/840
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 35 × 24 = 840,
    21/35 = 21 × 24/35 × 24 = 504/840
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 70/840 < 504/840 or 2/24 < 21/35

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