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Compare 10/3 and 42/48

1st number: 3 1/3, 2nd number: 42/48

10/3 is greater than 42/48

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 48 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 48 × 1 = 48,
    42/48 = 42 × 1/48 × 1 = 42/48
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 160/48 > 42/48 or 10/3 > 42/48

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