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16 is smaller than 37

- Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:

LCM of 6 and 7 is**42**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 42 - For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 7 = 42,

16 = 1 × 76 × 7 = 742 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 6 = 42,

37 = 3 × 67 × 6 = 1842 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 742 < 1842 or 16 < 37

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