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Compare 10/3 and 42/32

1st number: 3 1/3, 2nd number: 1 10/32

10/3 is greater than 42/32

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 32 is 96
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 32 = 96,
    10/3 = 10 × 32/3 × 32 = 320/96
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 32 × 3 = 96,
    42/32 = 42 × 3/32 × 3 = 126/96
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 320/96 > 126/96 or 10/3 > 42/32

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