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Compare 70/54 and 2/16

1st number: 1 16/54, 2nd number: 2/16

70/54 is greater than 2/16

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 54 and 16 is 432
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 54 × 8 = 432,
    70/54 = 70 × 8/54 × 8 = 560/432
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 27 = 432,
    2/16 = 2 × 27/16 × 27 = 54/432
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 560/432 > 54/432 or 70/54 > 2/16

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