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Compare 6/4 and 7/16

1st number: 1 2/4, 2nd number: 7/16

6/4 is greater than 7/16

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 16 is 16
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 4 = 16,
    6/4 = 6 × 4/4 × 4 = 24/16
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 1 = 16,
    7/16 = 7 × 1/16 × 1 = 7/16
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 24/16 > 7/16 or 6/4 > 7/16

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