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Compare 35/9 and 2/27

1st number: 3 8/9, 2nd number: 2/27

35/9 is greater than 2/27

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 9 and 27 is 27
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 9 × 3 = 27,
    35/9 = 35 × 3/9 × 3 = 105/27
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 27 × 1 = 27,
    2/27 = 2 × 1/27 × 1 = 2/27
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 105/27 > 2/27 or 35/9 > 2/27

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