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Compare 10/15 and 84/12

1st number: 10/15, 2nd number: 7 0/12

10/15 is smaller than 84/12

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 15 and 12 is 60
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 15 × 4 = 60,
    10/15 = 10 × 4/15 × 4 = 40/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 5 = 60,
    84/12 = 84 × 5/12 × 5 = 420/60
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 40/60 < 420/60 or 10/15 < 84/12

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