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Compare 48/10 and 18/21

1st number: 4 8/10, 2nd number: 18/21

48/10 is greater than 18/21

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 10 and 21 is 210
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 10 × 21 = 210,
    48/10 = 48 × 21/10 × 21 = 1008/210
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 21 × 10 = 210,
    18/21 = 18 × 10/21 × 10 = 180/210
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1008/210 > 180/210 or 48/10 > 18/21

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