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Compare 14/40 and 21/10

1st number: 14/40, 2nd number: 2 1/10

14/40 is smaller than 21/10

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 40 and 10 is 40
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 40 × 1 = 40,
    14/40 = 14 × 1/40 × 1 = 14/40
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 10 × 4 = 40,
    21/10 = 21 × 4/10 × 4 = 84/40
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 14/40 < 84/40 or 14/40 < 21/10

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