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Compare 16/12 and 8/5

1st number: 1 4/12, 2nd number: 1 3/5

16/12 is smaller than 8/5

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 5 is 60
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 5 = 60,
    16/12 = 16 × 5/12 × 5 = 80/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 5 × 12 = 60,
    8/5 = 8 × 12/5 × 12 = 96/60
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 80/60 < 96/60 or 16/12 < 8/5

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