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Compare 70/36 and 2/16

1st number: 1 34/36, 2nd number: 2/16

70/36 is greater than 2/16

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 36 and 16 is 144
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 36 × 4 = 144,
    70/36 = 70 × 4/36 × 4 = 280/144
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 9 = 144,
    2/16 = 2 × 9/16 × 9 = 18/144
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 280/144 > 18/144 or 70/36 > 2/16

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