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Compare 10/12 and 10/16

10/12 is greater than 10/16

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 16 is 48
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 4 = 48,
    10/12 = 10 × 4/12 × 4 = 40/48
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 3 = 48,
    10/16 = 10 × 3/16 × 3 = 30/48
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 40/48 > 30/48 or 10/12 > 10/16

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