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Compare 35/36 and 70/9

1st number: 35/36, 2nd number: 7 7/9

35/36 is smaller than 70/9

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 36 and 9 is 36
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 36 × 1 = 36,
    35/36 = 35 × 1/36 × 1 = 35/36
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 4 = 36,
    70/9 = 70 × 4/9 × 4 = 280/36
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 35/36 < 280/36 or 35/36 < 70/9

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