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Compare 2/8 and 21/35

2/8 is smaller than 21/35

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 35 is 280
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 35 = 280,
    2/8 = 2 × 35/8 × 35 = 70/280
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 35 × 8 = 280,
    21/35 = 21 × 8/35 × 8 = 168/280
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 70/280 < 168/280 or 2/8 < 21/35

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