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Compare 84/20 and 40/36

1st number: 4 4/20, 2nd number: 1 4/36

84/20 is greater than 40/36

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 20 and 36 is 180

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 180
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 20 × 9 = 180,
    84/20 = 84 × 9/20 × 9 = 756/180
  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. 756/180 > 200/180 or 84/20 > 40/36

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