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23 is greater than 16

- Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:

LCM of 3 and 6 is**6**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 6 - For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 2 = 6,

23 = 2 × 23 × 2 = 46 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 1 = 6,

16 = 1 × 16 × 1 = 16 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 46 > 16 or 23 > 16

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