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Compare 7/84 and 5/35

7/84 is smaller than 5/35

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 84 and 35 is 420
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 84 × 5 = 420,
    7/84 = 7 × 5/84 × 5 = 35/420
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 35 × 12 = 420,
    5/35 = 5 × 12/35 × 12 = 60/420
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 35/420 < 60/420 or 7/84 < 5/35

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