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Compare 4/84 and 36/40

4/84 is smaller than 36/40

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 84 and 40 is 840
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 84 × 10 = 840,
    4/84 = 4 × 10/84 × 10 = 40/840
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 21 = 840,
    36/40 = 36 × 21/40 × 21 = 756/840
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 40/840 < 756/840 or 4/84 < 36/40

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