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Compare 84/35 and 54/14

1st number: 2 14/35, 2nd number: 3 12/14

84/35 is smaller than 54/14

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 35 and 14 is 70
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 35 × 2 = 70,
    84/35 = 84 × 2/35 × 2 = 168/70
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 14 × 5 = 70,
    54/14 = 54 × 5/14 × 5 = 270/70
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 168/70 < 270/70 or 84/35 < 54/14

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