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Compare 10/6 and 84/12

1st number: 1 4/6, 2nd number: 7 0/12

10/6 is smaller than 84/12

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 12 is 12
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 2 = 12,
    10/6 = 10 × 2/6 × 2 = 20/12
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 1 = 12,
    84/12 = 84 × 1/12 × 1 = 84/12
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 20/12 < 84/12 or 10/6 < 84/12

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