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Compare 7/42 and 15/35

7/42 is smaller than 15/35

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 35 is 210
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 5 = 210,
    7/42 = 7 × 5/42 × 5 = 35/210
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 35 × 6 = 210,
    15/35 = 15 × 6/35 × 6 = 90/210
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 35/210 < 90/210 or 7/42 < 15/35

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