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Compare 84/10 and 40/36

1st number: 8 4/10, 2nd number: 1 4/36

84/10 is greater than 40/36

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 10 and 36 is 180

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 180
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 10 × 18 = 180,
    84/10 = 84 × 18/10 × 18 = 1512/180
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 36 × 5 = 180,
    40/36 = 40 × 5/36 × 5 = 200/180
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1512/180 > 200/180 or 84/10 > 40/36

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