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Compare 35/45 and 56/7

1st number: 35/45, 2nd number: 8 0/7

35/45 is smaller than 56/7

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 45 and 7 is 315

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 315
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 45 × 7 = 315,
    35/45 = 35 × 7/45 × 7 = 245/315
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 45 = 315,
    56/7 = 56 × 45/7 × 45 = 2520/315
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 245/315 < 2520/315 or 35/45 < 56/7

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