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Compare 7/98 and 5/35

7/98 is smaller than 5/35

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 98 and 35 is 490
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 98 × 5 = 490,
    7/98 = 7 × 5/98 × 5 = 35/490
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 35 × 14 = 490,
    5/35 = 5 × 14/35 × 14 = 70/490
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 35/490 < 70/490 or 7/98 < 5/35

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