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Compare 70/6 and 2/16

1st number: 11 4/6, 2nd number: 2/16

70/6 is greater than 2/16

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 16 is 48
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 8 = 48,
    70/6 = 70 × 8/6 × 8 = 560/48
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 3 = 48,
    2/16 = 2 × 3/16 × 3 = 6/48
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 560/48 > 6/48 or 70/6 > 2/16

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