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Compare 16/10 and 18/14

1st number: 1 6/10, 2nd number: 1 4/14

16/10 is greater than 18/14

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 10 and 14 is 70
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 10 × 7 = 70,
    16/10 = 16 × 7/10 × 7 = 112/70
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 14 × 5 = 70,
    18/14 = 18 × 5/14 × 5 = 90/70
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 112/70 > 90/70 or 16/10 > 18/14

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