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Compare 2/36 and 21/35

2/36 is smaller than 21/35

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 36 and 35 is 1260
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 36 × 35 = 1260,
    2/36 = 2 × 35/36 × 35 = 70/1260
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 35 × 36 = 1260,
    21/35 = 21 × 36/35 × 36 = 756/1260
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 70/1260 < 756/1260 or 2/36 < 21/35

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