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Compare 10/3 and 12/16

1st number: 3 1/3, 2nd number: 12/16

10/3 is greater than 12/16

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 16 is 48
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 16 = 48,
    10/3 = 10 × 16/3 × 16 = 160/48
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 3 = 48,
    12/16 = 12 × 3/16 × 3 = 36/48
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 160/48 > 36/48 or 10/3 > 12/16

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