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Compare 80/84 and 15/12

1st number: 80/84, 2nd number: 1 3/12

80/84 is smaller than 15/12

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 84 and 12 is 84

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 84
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 84 × 1 = 84,
    80/84 = 80 × 1/84 × 1 = 80/84
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 7 = 84,
    15/12 = 15 × 7/12 × 7 = 105/84
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 80/84 < 105/84 or 80/84 < 15/12

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