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Compare 24/35 and 18/84

24/35 is greater than 18/84

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 35 and 84 is 420
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 35 × 12 = 420,
    24/35 = 24 × 12/35 × 12 = 288/420
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 84 × 5 = 420,
    18/84 = 18 × 5/84 × 5 = 90/420
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 288/420 > 90/420 or 24/35 > 18/84

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