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Compare 84/21 and 35/36

1st number: 4 0/21, 2nd number: 35/36

84/21 is greater than 35/36

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 21 and 36 is 252

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 252
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 21 × 12 = 252,
    84/21 = 84 × 12/21 × 12 = 1008/252
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 36 × 7 = 252,
    35/36 = 35 × 7/36 × 7 = 245/252
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1008/252 > 245/252 or 84/21 > 35/36

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