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Compare 35/12 and 1/49

1st number: 2 11/12, 2nd number: 1/49

35/12 is greater than 1/49

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 49 is 588
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 49 = 588,
    35/12 = 35 × 49/12 × 49 = 1715/588
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 49 × 12 = 588,
    1/49 = 1 × 12/49 × 12 = 12/588
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1715/588 > 12/588 or 35/12 > 1/49

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