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Compare 3/7 and 5/16

3/7 is greater than 5/16

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 7 and 16 is 112
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 7 × 16 = 112,
    3/7 = 3 × 16/7 × 16 = 48/112
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 7 = 112,
    5/16 = 5 × 7/16 × 7 = 35/112
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 48/112 > 35/112 or 3/7 > 5/16

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