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Compare 7/4 and 84/24

1st number: 1 3/4, 2nd number: 3 12/24

7/4 is smaller than 84/24

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 24 is 24
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 6 = 24,
    7/4 = 7 × 6/4 × 6 = 42/24
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 24 × 1 = 24,
    84/24 = 84 × 1/24 × 1 = 84/24
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 42/24 < 84/24 or 7/4 < 84/24

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