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Compare 10/42 and 14/32

10/42 is smaller than 14/32

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 32 is 672
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 16 = 672,
    10/42 = 10 × 16/42 × 16 = 160/672
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 32 × 21 = 672,
    14/32 = 14 × 21/32 × 21 = 294/672
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 160/672 < 294/672 or 10/42 < 14/32

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