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Compare 6/35 and 75/20

1st number: 6/35, 2nd number: 3 15/20

6/35 is smaller than 75/20

Steps for comparing fractions

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

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 140
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 35 × 4 = 140,
    6/35 = 6 × 4/35 × 4 = 24/140
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 20 × 7 = 140,
    75/20 = 75 × 7/20 × 7 = 525/140
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 24/140 < 525/140 or 6/35 < 75/20

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