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Compare 3/2 and 5/35

1st number: 1 1/2, 2nd number: 5/35

3/2 is greater than 5/35

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 35 is 70
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 35 = 70,
    3/2 = 3 × 35/2 × 35 = 105/70
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 35 × 2 = 70,
    5/35 = 5 × 2/35 × 2 = 10/70
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 105/70 > 10/70 or 3/2 > 5/35

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