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Compare 81/35 and 84/80

1st number: 2 11/35, 2nd number: 1 4/80

81/35 is greater than 84/80

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 35 and 80 is 560

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 560
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 35 × 16 = 560,
    81/35 = 81 × 16/35 × 16 = 1296/560
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 80 × 7 = 560,
    84/80 = 84 × 7/80 × 7 = 588/560
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1296/560 > 588/560 or 81/35 > 84/80

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