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Compare 3/75 and 16/10

1st number: 3/75, 2nd number: 1 6/10

3/75 is smaller than 16/10

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 75 and 10 is 150
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 75 × 2 = 150,
    3/75 = 3 × 2/75 × 2 = 6/150
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 10 × 15 = 150,
    16/10 = 16 × 15/10 × 15 = 240/150
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 6/150 < 240/150 or 3/75 < 16/10

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