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Compare 24/4 and 16/5

1st number: 6 0/4, 2nd number: 3 1/5

24/4 is greater than 16/5

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 5 is 20
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 5 = 20,
    24/4 = 24 × 5/4 × 5 = 120/20
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 5 × 4 = 20,
    16/5 = 16 × 4/5 × 4 = 64/20
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 120/20 > 64/20 or 24/4 > 16/5

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