Answers

Solutions by everydaycalculation.com

Everydaycalculation.com » Answers » Compare fractions

Compare 5/4 and 9/35

1st number: 1 1/4, 2nd number: 9/35

5/4 is greater than 9/35

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 35 is 140
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 35 = 140,
    5/4 = 5 × 35/4 × 35 = 175/140
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 35 × 4 = 140,
    9/35 = 9 × 4/35 × 4 = 36/140
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 175/140 > 36/140 or 5/4 > 9/35

Related:

Use fraction calculator with our all-in-one calculator app: Download for Android, Download for iOS

© everydaycalculation.com