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Compare 10/3 and 84/60

1st number: 3 1/3, 2nd number: 1 24/60

10/3 is greater than 84/60

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 60 is 60
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 20 = 60,
    10/3 = 10 × 20/3 × 20 = 200/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 60 × 1 = 60,
    84/60 = 84 × 1/60 × 1 = 84/60
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 200/60 > 84/60 or 10/3 > 84/60

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