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Compare 42/6 and 10/48

1st number: 7 0/6, 2nd number: 10/48

42/6 is greater than 10/48

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 48 is 48
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 8 = 48,
    42/6 = 42 × 8/6 × 8 = 336/48
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 48 × 1 = 48,
    10/48 = 10 × 1/48 × 1 = 10/48
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 336/48 > 10/48 or 42/6 > 10/48

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