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Compare 4/96 and 35/20

1st number: 4/96, 2nd number: 1 15/20

4/96 is smaller than 35/20

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 96 and 20 is 480
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 96 × 5 = 480,
    4/96 = 4 × 5/96 × 5 = 20/480
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 20 × 24 = 480,
    35/20 = 35 × 24/20 × 24 = 840/480
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 20/480 < 840/480 or 4/96 < 35/20

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