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Compare 10/40 and 8/84

10/40 is greater than 8/84

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 40 and 84 is 840

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 840
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 40 × 21 = 840,
    10/40 = 10 × 21/40 × 21 = 210/840
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 84 × 10 = 840,
    8/84 = 8 × 10/84 × 10 = 80/840
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 210/840 > 80/840 or 10/40 > 8/84

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