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Compare 10/3 and 5/7

1st number: 3 1/3, 2nd number: 5/7

10/3 is greater than 5/7

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 7 is 21
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 7 = 21,
    10/3 = 10 × 7/3 × 7 = 70/21
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 3 = 21,
    5/7 = 5 × 3/7 × 3 = 15/21
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 70/21 > 15/21 or 10/3 > 5/7

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