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Compare 28/16 and 2/10

1st number: 1 12/16, 2nd number: 2/10

28/16 is greater than 2/10

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 16 and 10 is 80
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 16 × 5 = 80,
    28/16 = 28 × 5/16 × 5 = 140/80
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 10 × 8 = 80,
    2/10 = 2 × 8/10 × 8 = 16/80
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 140/80 > 16/80 or 28/16 > 2/10

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