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Compare 35/70 and 30/28

1st number: 35/70, 2nd number: 1 2/28

35/70 is smaller than 30/28

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 70 and 28 is 140
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 70 × 2 = 140,
    35/70 = 35 × 2/70 × 2 = 70/140
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 28 × 5 = 140,
    30/28 = 30 × 5/28 × 5 = 150/140
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 70/140 < 150/140 or 35/70 < 30/28

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