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Compare 70/16 and 80/3

1st number: 4 6/16, 2nd number: 26 2/3

70/16 is smaller than 80/3

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 16 and 3 is 48

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 48
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 16 × 3 = 48,
    70/16 = 70 × 3/16 × 3 = 210/48
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 3 × 16 = 48,
    80/3 = 80 × 16/3 × 16 = 1280/48
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 210/48 < 1280/48 or 70/16 < 80/3

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