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Compare 48/10 and 54/7

1st number: 4 8/10, 2nd number: 7 5/7

48/10 is smaller than 54/7

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 10 and 7 is 70
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 10 × 7 = 70,
    48/10 = 48 × 7/10 × 7 = 336/70
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 10 = 70,
    54/7 = 54 × 10/7 × 10 = 540/70
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 336/70 < 540/70 or 48/10 < 54/7

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