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Compare 16/7 and 6/8

1st number: 2 2/7, 2nd number: 6/8

16/7 is greater than 6/8

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 7 and 8 is 56

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 56
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 7 × 8 = 56,
    16/7 = 16 × 8/7 × 8 = 128/56
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 7 = 56,
    6/8 = 6 × 7/8 × 7 = 42/56
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 128/56 > 42/56 or 16/7 > 6/8

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