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Compare 16/20 and 54/49

1st number: 16/20, 2nd number: 1 5/49

16/20 is smaller than 54/49

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 20 and 49 is 980
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 20 × 49 = 980,
    16/20 = 16 × 49/20 × 49 = 784/980
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 49 × 20 = 980,
    54/49 = 54 × 20/49 × 20 = 1080/980
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 784/980 < 1080/980 or 16/20 < 54/49

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