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Compare 1/4 and 10/42

1/4 is greater than 10/42

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 42 is 84
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 21 = 84,
    1/4 = 1 × 21/4 × 21 = 21/84
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 2 = 84,
    10/42 = 10 × 2/42 × 2 = 20/84
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 21/84 > 20/84 or 1/4 > 10/42

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