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Compare 10/6 and 84/42

1st number: 1 4/6, 2nd number: 2 0/42

10/6 is smaller than 84/42

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 42 is 42
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 7 = 42,
    10/6 = 10 × 7/6 × 7 = 70/42
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 1 = 42,
    84/42 = 84 × 1/42 × 1 = 84/42
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 70/42 < 84/42 or 10/6 < 84/42

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