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Compare 70/16 and 80/90

1st number: 4 6/16, 2nd number: 80/90

70/16 is greater than 80/90

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 16 and 90 is 720

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 720
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 16 × 45 = 720,
    70/16 = 70 × 45/16 × 45 = 3150/720
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 90 × 8 = 720,
    80/90 = 80 × 8/90 × 8 = 640/720
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 3150/720 > 640/720 or 70/16 > 80/90

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