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Compare 84/9 and 35/72

1st number: 9 3/9, 2nd number: 35/72

84/9 is greater than 35/72

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 9 and 72 is 72

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 9 × 8 = 72,
    84/9 = 84 × 8/9 × 8 = 672/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 72 × 1 = 72,
    35/72 = 35 × 1/72 × 1 = 35/72
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 672/72 > 35/72 or 84/9 > 35/72

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