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Compare 16/10 and 18/49

1st number: 1 6/10, 2nd number: 18/49

16/10 is greater than 18/49

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 10 and 49 is 490
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 10 × 49 = 490,
    16/10 = 16 × 49/10 × 49 = 784/490
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 49 × 10 = 490,
    18/49 = 18 × 10/49 × 10 = 180/490
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 784/490 > 180/490 or 16/10 > 18/49

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