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Compare 6/20 and 16/54

6/20 is greater than 16/54

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 20 and 54 is 540
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 20 × 27 = 540,
    6/20 = 6 × 27/20 × 27 = 162/540
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 54 × 10 = 540,
    16/54 = 16 × 10/54 × 10 = 160/540
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 162/540 > 160/540 or 6/20 > 16/54

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