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Compare 6/8 and 2/16

6/8 is greater than 2/16

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 16 is 16
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 2 = 16,
    6/8 = 6 × 2/8 × 2 = 12/16
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 1 = 16,
    2/16 = 2 × 1/16 × 1 = 2/16
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 12/16 > 2/16 or 6/8 > 2/16

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