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Compare 12/2 and 4/10

1st number: 6 0/2, 2nd number: 4/10

12/2 is greater than 4/10

Steps for comparing fractions

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

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