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Compare 2/35 and 50/14

1st number: 2/35, 2nd number: 3 8/14

2/35 is smaller than 50/14

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 35 and 14 is 70

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 70
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 35 × 2 = 70,
    2/35 = 2 × 2/35 × 2 = 4/70
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 14 × 5 = 70,
    50/14 = 50 × 5/14 × 5 = 250/70
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 4/70 < 250/70 or 2/35 < 50/14

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