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16 is smaller than 49

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

LCM of 6 and 9 is**18**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 18 - For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 3 = 18,

16 = 1 × 36 × 3 = 318 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 2 = 18,

49 = 4 × 29 × 2 = 818 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 318 < 818 or 16 < 49

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