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Compare 20/48 and 14/10

1st number: 20/48, 2nd number: 1 4/10

20/48 is smaller than 14/10

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 48 and 10 is 240
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 48 × 5 = 240,
    20/48 = 20 × 5/48 × 5 = 100/240
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 10 × 24 = 240,
    14/10 = 14 × 24/10 × 24 = 336/240
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 100/240 < 336/240 or 20/48 < 14/10

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