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Compare 70/3 and 42/16

1st number: 23 1/3, 2nd number: 2 10/16

70/3 is greater than 42/16

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 16 is 48
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 16 = 48,
    70/3 = 70 × 16/3 × 16 = 1120/48
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 3 = 48,
    42/16 = 42 × 3/16 × 3 = 126/48
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1120/48 > 126/48 or 70/3 > 42/16

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