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Compare 5/12 and 7/10

5/12 is smaller than 7/10

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,
    5/12 = 5 × 5/12 × 5 = 25/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 10 × 6 = 60,
    7/10 = 7 × 6/10 × 6 = 42/60
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 25/60 < 42/60 or 5/12 < 7/10

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