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Compare 12/84 and 45/10

1st number: 12/84, 2nd number: 4 5/10

12/84 is smaller than 45/10

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 84 and 10 is 420
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 84 × 5 = 420,
    12/84 = 12 × 5/84 × 5 = 60/420
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 10 × 42 = 420,
    45/10 = 45 × 42/10 × 42 = 1890/420
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 60/420 < 1890/420 or 12/84 < 45/10

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