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Compare 75/84 and 27/72

75/84 is greater than 27/72

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 84 and 72 is 504

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 504
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 84 × 6 = 504,
    75/84 = 75 × 6/84 × 6 = 450/504
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 72 × 7 = 504,
    27/72 = 27 × 7/72 × 7 = 189/504
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 450/504 > 189/504 or 75/84 > 27/72

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