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Compare 84/70 and 40/54

1st number: 1 14/70, 2nd number: 40/54

84/70 is greater than 40/54

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 70 and 54 is 1890

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 1890
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 70 × 27 = 1890,
    84/70 = 84 × 27/70 × 27 = 2268/1890
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 54 × 35 = 1890,
    40/54 = 40 × 35/54 × 35 = 1400/1890
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 2268/1890 > 1400/1890 or 84/70 > 40/54

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