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Compare 10/28 and 24/42

10/28 is smaller than 24/42

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 28 and 42 is 84

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 84
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 28 × 3 = 84,
    10/28 = 10 × 3/28 × 3 = 30/84
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 2 = 84,
    24/42 = 24 × 2/42 × 2 = 48/84
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 30/84 < 48/84 or 10/28 < 24/42

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