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Compare 10/90 and 42/16

1st number: 10/90, 2nd number: 2 10/16

10/90 is smaller than 42/16

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 90 and 16 is 720
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 90 × 8 = 720,
    10/90 = 10 × 8/90 × 8 = 80/720
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 45 = 720,
    42/16 = 42 × 45/16 × 45 = 1890/720
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 80/720 < 1890/720 or 10/90 < 42/16

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