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Compare 35/9 and 72/4

1st number: 3 8/9, 2nd number: 18 0/4

35/9 is smaller than 72/4

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 9 and 4 is 36
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 9 × 4 = 36,
    35/9 = 35 × 4/9 × 4 = 140/36
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 4 × 9 = 36,
    72/4 = 72 × 9/4 × 9 = 648/36
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 140/36 < 648/36 or 35/9 < 72/4

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