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Compare 2/4 and 12/10

1st number: 2/4, 2nd number: 1 2/10

2/4 is smaller than 12/10

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 10 is 20
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 5 = 20,
    2/4 = 2 × 5/4 × 5 = 10/20
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 10 × 2 = 20,
    12/10 = 12 × 2/10 × 2 = 24/20
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 10/20 < 24/20 or 2/4 < 12/10

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