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Compare 10/12 and 40/30

1st number: 10/12, 2nd number: 1 10/30

10/12 is smaller than 40/30

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 30 is 60
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 5 = 60,
    10/12 = 10 × 5/12 × 5 = 50/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 30 × 2 = 60,
    40/30 = 40 × 2/30 × 2 = 80/60
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 50/60 < 80/60 or 10/12 < 40/30

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