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Compare 40/48 and 7/10

40/48 is greater than 7/10

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,
    40/48 = 40 × 5/48 × 5 = 200/240
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 10 × 24 = 240,
    7/10 = 7 × 24/10 × 24 = 168/240
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 200/240 > 168/240 or 40/48 > 7/10

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