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Compare 56/35 and 90/9

1st number: 1 21/35, 2nd number: 10 0/9

56/35 is smaller than 90/9

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 35 and 9 is 315

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 315
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 35 × 9 = 315,
    56/35 = 56 × 9/35 × 9 = 504/315
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 35 = 315,
    90/9 = 90 × 35/9 × 35 = 3150/315
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 504/315 < 3150/315 or 56/35 < 90/9

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