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Compare 7/60 and 35/9

1st number: 7/60, 2nd number: 3 8/9

7/60 is smaller than 35/9

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 60 and 9 is 180
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 60 × 3 = 180,
    7/60 = 7 × 3/60 × 3 = 21/180
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 20 = 180,
    35/9 = 35 × 20/9 × 20 = 700/180
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 21/180 < 700/180 or 7/60 < 35/9

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