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Compare 84/35 and 27/49

1st number: 2 14/35, 2nd number: 27/49

84/35 is greater than 27/49

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 35 and 49 is 245
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 35 × 7 = 245,
    84/35 = 84 × 7/35 × 7 = 588/245
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 49 × 5 = 245,
    27/49 = 27 × 5/49 × 5 = 135/245
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 588/245 > 135/245 or 84/35 > 27/49

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