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Compare 54/35 and 84/32

1st number: 1 19/35, 2nd number: 2 20/32

54/35 is smaller than 84/32

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 35 and 32 is 1120

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 1120
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 35 × 32 = 1120,
    54/35 = 54 × 32/35 × 32 = 1728/1120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 32 × 35 = 1120,
    84/32 = 84 × 35/32 × 35 = 2940/1120
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1728/1120 < 2940/1120 or 54/35 < 84/32

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