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Compare 6/16 and 18/72

6/16 is greater than 18/72

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 16 and 72 is 144
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 16 × 9 = 144,
    6/16 = 6 × 9/16 × 9 = 54/144
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 72 × 2 = 144,
    18/72 = 18 × 2/72 × 2 = 36/144
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 54/144 > 36/144 or 6/16 > 18/72

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