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Compare 35/75 and 56/7

1st number: 35/75, 2nd number: 8 0/7

35/75 is smaller than 56/7

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 75 and 7 is 525

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 525
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 75 × 7 = 525,
    35/75 = 35 × 7/75 × 7 = 245/525
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 75 = 525,
    56/7 = 56 × 75/7 × 75 = 4200/525
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 245/525 < 4200/525 or 35/75 < 56/7

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