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Compare 56/16 and 10/81

1st number: 3 8/16, 2nd number: 10/81

56/16 is greater than 10/81

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 16 and 81 is 1296
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 16 × 81 = 1296,
    56/16 = 56 × 81/16 × 81 = 4536/1296
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 81 × 16 = 1296,
    10/81 = 10 × 16/81 × 16 = 160/1296
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 4536/1296 > 160/1296 or 56/16 > 10/81

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