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Compare 84/54 and 70/72

1st number: 1 30/54, 2nd number: 70/72

84/54 is greater than 70/72

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 54 and 72 is 216

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 216
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 54 × 4 = 216,
    84/54 = 84 × 4/54 × 4 = 336/216
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 72 × 3 = 216,
    70/72 = 70 × 3/72 × 3 = 210/216
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 336/216 > 210/216 or 84/54 > 70/72

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