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Compare 10/30 and 25/84

10/30 is greater than 25/84

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 30 and 84 is 420

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 420
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 30 × 14 = 420,
    10/30 = 10 × 14/30 × 14 = 140/420
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 84 × 5 = 420,
    25/84 = 25 × 5/84 × 5 = 125/420
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 140/420 > 125/420 or 10/30 > 25/84

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