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Compare 80/84 and 75/72

1st number: 80/84, 2nd number: 1 3/72

80/84 is smaller than 75/72

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,
    80/84 = 80 × 6/84 × 6 = 480/504
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 72 × 7 = 504,
    75/72 = 75 × 7/72 × 7 = 525/504
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 480/504 < 525/504 or 80/84 < 75/72

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