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Compare 84/8 and 30/9

1st number: 10 4/8, 2nd number: 3 3/9

84/8 is greater than 30/9

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 9 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 9 = 72,
    84/8 = 84 × 9/8 × 9 = 756/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 8 = 72,
    30/9 = 30 × 8/9 × 8 = 240/72
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 756/72 > 240/72 or 84/8 > 30/9

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