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Compare 10/6 and 28/16

1st number: 1 4/6, 2nd number: 1 12/16

10/6 is smaller than 28/16

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 16 is 48
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 8 = 48,
    10/6 = 10 × 8/6 × 8 = 80/48
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 3 = 48,
    28/16 = 28 × 3/16 × 3 = 84/48
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 80/48 < 84/48 or 10/6 < 28/16

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