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Compare 70/10 and 30/16

1st number: 7 0/10, 2nd number: 1 14/16

70/10 is greater than 30/16

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 10 and 16 is 80

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 80
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 10 × 8 = 80,
    70/10 = 70 × 8/10 × 8 = 560/80
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 5 = 80,
    30/16 = 30 × 5/16 × 5 = 150/80
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 560/80 > 150/80 or 70/10 > 30/16

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