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Compare 84/35 and 27/21

1st number: 2 14/35, 2nd number: 1 6/21

84/35 is greater than 27/21

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 35 and 21 is 105
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 35 × 3 = 105,
    84/35 = 84 × 3/35 × 3 = 252/105
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 21 × 5 = 105,
    27/21 = 27 × 5/21 × 5 = 135/105
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 252/105 > 135/105 or 84/35 > 27/21

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