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Compare 72/35 and 30/42

1st number: 2 2/35, 2nd number: 30/42

72/35 is greater than 30/42

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 35 and 42 is 210
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 35 × 6 = 210,
    72/35 = 72 × 6/35 × 6 = 432/210
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 5 = 210,
    30/42 = 30 × 5/42 × 5 = 150/210
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 432/210 > 150/210 or 72/35 > 30/42

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