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Compare 6/12 and 21/35

6/12 is smaller than 21/35

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 35 is 420
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 35 = 420,
    6/12 = 6 × 35/12 × 35 = 210/420
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 35 × 12 = 420,
    21/35 = 21 × 12/35 × 12 = 252/420
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 210/420 < 252/420 or 6/12 < 21/35

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