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Compare 70/27 and 4/16

1st number: 2 16/27, 2nd number: 4/16

70/27 is greater than 4/16

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 27 and 16 is 432
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 27 × 16 = 432,
    70/27 = 70 × 16/27 × 16 = 1120/432
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 27 = 432,
    4/16 = 4 × 27/16 × 27 = 108/432
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1120/432 > 108/432 or 70/27 > 4/16

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