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Compare 2/10 and 48/7

1st number: 2/10, 2nd number: 6 6/7

2/10 is smaller than 48/7

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 10 and 7 is 70
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 10 × 7 = 70,
    2/10 = 2 × 7/10 × 7 = 14/70
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 10 = 70,
    48/7 = 48 × 10/7 × 10 = 480/70
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 14/70 < 480/70 or 2/10 < 48/7

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