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Compare 10/24 and 10/16

10/24 is smaller than 10/16

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 24 and 16 is 48
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 24 × 2 = 48,
    10/24 = 10 × 2/24 × 2 = 20/48
  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. 20/48 < 30/48 or 10/24 < 10/16

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