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Compare 6/20 and 21/35

6/20 is smaller than 21/35

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 20 and 35 is 140

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 140
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 20 × 7 = 140,
    6/20 = 6 × 7/20 × 7 = 42/140
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 35 × 4 = 140,
    21/35 = 21 × 4/35 × 4 = 84/140
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 42/140 < 84/140 or 6/20 < 21/35

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