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Compare 70/24 and 80/84

1st number: 2 22/24, 2nd number: 80/84

70/24 is greater than 80/84

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 24 and 84 is 168

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 168
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 24 × 7 = 168,
    70/24 = 70 × 7/24 × 7 = 490/168
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 84 × 2 = 168,
    80/84 = 80 × 2/84 × 2 = 160/168
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 490/168 > 160/168 or 70/24 > 80/84

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