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Compare 10/3 and 98/56

1st number: 3 1/3, 2nd number: 1 42/56

10/3 is greater than 98/56

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 56 is 168

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 168
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 56 = 168,
    10/3 = 10 × 56/3 × 56 = 560/168
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 3 = 168,
    98/56 = 98 × 3/56 × 3 = 294/168
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 560/168 > 294/168 or 10/3 > 98/56

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