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Compare 10/54 and 42/48

10/54 is smaller than 42/48

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 54 and 48 is 432
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 54 × 8 = 432,
    10/54 = 10 × 8/54 × 8 = 80/432
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 48 × 9 = 432,
    42/48 = 42 × 9/48 × 9 = 378/432
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 80/432 < 378/432 or 10/54 < 42/48

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