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Compare 10/5 and 12/84

1st number: 2 0/5, 2nd number: 12/84

10/5 is greater than 12/84

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 84 is 420
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 84 = 420,
    10/5 = 10 × 84/5 × 84 = 840/420
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 84 × 5 = 420,
    12/84 = 12 × 5/84 × 5 = 60/420
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 840/420 > 60/420 or 10/5 > 12/84

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