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Compare 1/2 and 6/10

1/2 is smaller than 6/10

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 10 is 10
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 5 = 10,
    1/2 = 1 × 5/2 × 5 = 5/10
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 10 × 1 = 10,
    6/10 = 6 × 1/10 × 1 = 6/10
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 5/10 < 6/10 or 1/2 < 6/10

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