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Compare 24/35 and 54/42

1st number: 24/35, 2nd number: 1 12/42

24/35 is smaller than 54/42

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 35 and 42 is 210
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 35 × 6 = 210,
    24/35 = 24 × 6/35 × 6 = 144/210
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 5 = 210,
    54/42 = 54 × 5/42 × 5 = 270/210
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 144/210 < 270/210 or 24/35 < 54/42

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