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Compare 70/3 and 84/42

1st number: 23 1/3, 2nd number: 2 0/42

70/3 is greater than 84/42

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 42 is 42
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 14 = 42,
    70/3 = 70 × 14/3 × 14 = 980/42
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 1 = 42,
    84/42 = 84 × 1/42 × 1 = 84/42
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 980/42 > 84/42 or 70/3 > 84/42

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