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Compare 35/42 and 30/6

1st number: 35/42, 2nd number: 5 0/6

35/42 is smaller than 30/6

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 6 is 42
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 1 = 42,
    35/42 = 35 × 1/42 × 1 = 35/42
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 7 = 42,
    30/6 = 30 × 7/6 × 7 = 210/42
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 35/42 < 210/42 or 35/42 < 30/6

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