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Compare 70/3 and 84/18

1st number: 23 1/3, 2nd number: 4 12/18

70/3 is greater than 84/18

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 18 is 18
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 6 = 18,
    70/3 = 70 × 6/3 × 6 = 420/18
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 1 = 18,
    84/18 = 84 × 1/18 × 1 = 84/18
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 420/18 > 84/18 or 70/3 > 84/18

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