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Compare 8/35 and 1/7

8/35 is greater than 1/7

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 35 and 7 is 35
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 35 × 1 = 35,
    8/35 = 8 × 1/35 × 1 = 8/35
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 5 = 35,
    1/7 = 1 × 5/7 × 5 = 5/35
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 8/35 > 5/35 or 8/35 > 1/7

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