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Compare 12/84 and 10/90

12/84 is greater than 10/90

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 84 and 90 is 1260

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 1260
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 84 × 15 = 1260,
    12/84 = 12 × 15/84 × 15 = 180/1260
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 90 × 14 = 1260,
    10/90 = 10 × 14/90 × 14 = 140/1260
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 180/1260 > 140/1260 or 12/84 > 10/90

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