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Compare 10/30 and 84/6

1st number: 10/30, 2nd number: 14 0/6

10/30 is smaller than 84/6

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 30 and 6 is 30
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 30 × 1 = 30,
    10/30 = 10 × 1/30 × 1 = 10/30
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 5 = 30,
    84/6 = 84 × 5/6 × 5 = 420/30
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 10/30 < 420/30 or 10/30 < 84/6

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