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Compare 75/16 and 8/7

1st number: 4 11/16, 2nd number: 1 1/7

75/16 is greater than 8/7

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 16 and 7 is 112
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 16 × 7 = 112,
    75/16 = 75 × 7/16 × 7 = 525/112
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 16 = 112,
    8/7 = 8 × 16/7 × 16 = 128/112
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 525/112 > 128/112 or 75/16 > 8/7

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