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Compare 70/16 and 80/30

1st number: 4 6/16, 2nd number: 2 20/30

70/16 is greater than 80/30

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 16 and 30 is 240

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 240
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 16 × 15 = 240,
    70/16 = 70 × 15/16 × 15 = 1050/240
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 30 × 8 = 240,
    80/30 = 80 × 8/30 × 8 = 640/240
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1050/240 > 640/240 or 70/16 > 80/30

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