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Compare 84/35 and 27/42

1st number: 2 14/35, 2nd number: 27/42

84/35 is greater than 27/42

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 35 and 42 is 210
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 35 × 6 = 210,
    84/35 = 84 × 6/35 × 6 = 504/210
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 5 = 210,
    27/42 = 27 × 5/42 × 5 = 135/210
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 504/210 > 135/210 or 84/35 > 27/42

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