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Compare 81/84 and 35/6

1st number: 81/84, 2nd number: 5 5/6

81/84 is smaller than 35/6

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 84 and 6 is 84

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 84
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 84 × 1 = 84,
    81/84 = 81 × 1/84 × 1 = 81/84
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 14 = 84,
    35/6 = 35 × 14/6 × 14 = 490/84
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 81/84 < 490/84 or 81/84 < 35/6

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