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Compare 40/84 and 60/30

1st number: 40/84, 2nd number: 2 0/30

40/84 is smaller than 60/30

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 84 and 30 is 420
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 84 × 5 = 420,
    40/84 = 40 × 5/84 × 5 = 200/420
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 30 × 14 = 420,
    60/30 = 60 × 14/30 × 14 = 840/420
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 200/420 < 840/420 or 40/84 < 60/30

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