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Compare 45/16 and 48/7

1st number: 2 13/16, 2nd number: 6 6/7

45/16 is smaller than 48/7

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 16 and 7 is 112
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 16 × 7 = 112,
    45/16 = 45 × 7/16 × 7 = 315/112
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 16 = 112,
    48/7 = 48 × 16/7 × 16 = 768/112
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 315/112 < 768/112 or 45/16 < 48/7

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