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Compare 90/35 and 36/84

1st number: 2 20/35, 2nd number: 36/84

90/35 is greater than 36/84

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 35 and 84 is 420
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 35 × 12 = 420,
    90/35 = 90 × 12/35 × 12 = 1080/420
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 84 × 5 = 420,
    36/84 = 36 × 5/84 × 5 = 180/420
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1080/420 > 180/420 or 90/35 > 36/84

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