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Compare 10/45 and 2/16

10/45 is greater than 2/16

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 45 and 16 is 720
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 45 × 16 = 720,
    10/45 = 10 × 16/45 × 16 = 160/720
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 45 = 720,
    2/16 = 2 × 45/16 × 45 = 90/720
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 160/720 > 90/720 or 10/45 > 2/16

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