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Compare 30/35 and 72/84

30/35 is equivalent to 72/84

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,
    30/35 = 30 × 12/35 × 12 = 360/420
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 84 × 5 = 420,
    72/84 = 72 × 5/84 × 5 = 360/420
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 360/420 = 360/420 or 30/35 = 72/84

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