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712 is smaller than 2135

- Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:

LCM of 12 and 35 is**420**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 420 - For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 35 = 420,

712 = 7 × 3512 × 35 = 245420 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 35 × 12 = 420,

2135 = 21 × 1235 × 12 = 252420 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 245420 < 252420 or 712 < 2135

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