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Compare 1/10 and 42/14

1st number: 1/10, 2nd number: 3 0/14

1/10 is smaller than 42/14

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 10 and 14 is 70
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 10 × 7 = 70,
    1/10 = 1 × 7/10 × 7 = 7/70
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 14 × 5 = 70,
    42/14 = 42 × 5/14 × 5 = 210/70
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 7/70 < 210/70 or 1/10 < 42/14

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