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Compare 36/5 and 18/84

1st number: 7 1/5, 2nd number: 18/84

36/5 is greater than 18/84

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 84 is 420
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 84 = 420,
    36/5 = 36 × 84/5 × 84 = 3024/420
  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. 3024/420 > 90/420 or 36/5 > 18/84

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