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Compare 84/6 and 40/36

1st number: 14 0/6, 2nd number: 1 4/36

84/6 is greater than 40/36

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 36 is 36

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 36
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 6 = 36,
    84/6 = 84 × 6/6 × 6 = 504/36
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 36 × 1 = 36,
    40/36 = 40 × 1/36 × 1 = 40/36
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 504/36 > 40/36 or 84/6 > 40/36

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