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Compare 5/3 and 7/84

1st number: 1 2/3, 2nd number: 7/84

5/3 is greater than 7/84

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 84 is 84
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 28 = 84,
    5/3 = 5 × 28/3 × 28 = 140/84
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 84 × 1 = 84,
    7/84 = 7 × 1/84 × 1 = 7/84
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 140/84 > 7/84 or 5/3 > 7/84

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