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Compare 2/12 and 6/10

2/12 is smaller than 6/10

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 10 is 60
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 5 = 60,
    2/12 = 2 × 5/12 × 5 = 10/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 10 × 6 = 60,
    6/10 = 6 × 6/10 × 6 = 36/60
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 10/60 < 36/60 or 2/12 < 6/10

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