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212 is smaller than 210

- Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:

LCM of 12 and 10 is**60**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 60 - For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 5 = 60,

212 = 2 × 512 × 5 = 1060 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 10 × 6 = 60,

210 = 2 × 610 × 6 = 1260 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 1060 < 1260 or 212 < 210

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