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Compare 10/60 and 4/16

10/60 is smaller than 4/16

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 60 and 16 is 240
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 60 × 4 = 240,
    10/60 = 10 × 4/60 × 4 = 40/240
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 15 = 240,
    4/16 = 4 × 15/16 × 15 = 60/240
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 40/240 < 60/240 or 10/60 < 4/16

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