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Compare 72/16 and 8/10

1st number: 4 8/16, 2nd number: 8/10

72/16 is greater than 8/10

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 16 and 10 is 80
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 16 × 5 = 80,
    72/16 = 72 × 5/16 × 5 = 360/80
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 10 × 8 = 80,
    8/10 = 8 × 8/10 × 8 = 64/80
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 360/80 > 64/80 or 72/16 > 8/10

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