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Compare 35/54 and 14/9

1st number: 35/54, 2nd number: 1 5/9

35/54 is smaller than 14/9

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 54 and 9 is 54
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 54 × 1 = 54,
    35/54 = 35 × 1/54 × 1 = 35/54
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 6 = 54,
    14/9 = 14 × 6/9 × 6 = 84/54
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 35/54 < 84/54 or 35/54 < 14/9

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