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Compare 16/20 and 18/7

1st number: 16/20, 2nd number: 2 4/7

16/20 is smaller than 18/7

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 20 and 7 is 140
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 20 × 7 = 140,
    16/20 = 16 × 7/20 × 7 = 112/140
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 20 = 140,
    18/7 = 18 × 20/7 × 20 = 360/140
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 112/140 < 360/140 or 16/20 < 18/7

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