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Compare 2/35 and 2/9

2/35 is smaller than 2/9

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 35 and 9 is 315
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 35 × 9 = 315,
    2/35 = 2 × 9/35 × 9 = 18/315
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 35 = 315,
    2/9 = 2 × 35/9 × 35 = 70/315
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 18/315 < 70/315 or 2/35 < 2/9

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