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Compare 84/54 and 70/36

1st number: 1 30/54, 2nd number: 1 34/36

84/54 is smaller than 70/36

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 54 and 36 is 108

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 108
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 54 × 2 = 108,
    84/54 = 84 × 2/54 × 2 = 168/108
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 36 × 3 = 108,
    70/36 = 70 × 3/36 × 3 = 210/108
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 168/108 < 210/108 or 84/54 < 70/36

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