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Compare 10/3 and 5/6

1st number: 3 1/3, 2nd number: 5/6

10/3 is greater than 5/6

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 6 is 6
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 2 = 6,
    10/3 = 10 × 2/3 × 2 = 20/6
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 1 = 6,
    5/6 = 5 × 1/6 × 1 = 5/6
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 20/6 > 5/6 or 10/3 > 5/6

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