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Compare 35/14 and 70/18

1st number: 2 7/14, 2nd number: 3 16/18

35/14 is smaller than 70/18

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 14 and 18 is 126
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 14 × 9 = 126,
    35/14 = 35 × 9/14 × 9 = 315/126
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 7 = 126,
    70/18 = 70 × 7/18 × 7 = 490/126
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 315/126 < 490/126 or 35/14 < 70/18

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