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Compare 24/3 and 14/48

1st number: 8 0/3, 2nd number: 14/48

24/3 is greater than 14/48

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 48 is 48

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 48
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 16 = 48,
    24/3 = 24 × 16/3 × 16 = 384/48
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 48 × 1 = 48,
    14/48 = 14 × 1/48 × 1 = 14/48
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 384/48 > 14/48 or 24/3 > 14/48

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