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Compare 16/10 and 90/7

1st number: 1 6/10, 2nd number: 12 6/7

16/10 is smaller than 90/7

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 10 and 7 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 7 × 10 = 70,
    90/7 = 90 × 10/7 × 10 = 900/70
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 112/70 < 900/70 or 16/10 < 90/7

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