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Compare 72/5 and 30/84

1st number: 14 2/5, 2nd number: 30/84

72/5 is greater than 30/84

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 84 is 420
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 84 = 420,
    72/5 = 72 × 84/5 × 84 = 6048/420
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 84 × 5 = 420,
    30/84 = 30 × 5/84 × 5 = 150/420
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 6048/420 > 150/420 or 72/5 > 30/84

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