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Compare 1/2 and 4/9

1/2 is greater than 4/9

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 9 is 18
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 9 = 18,
    1/2 = 1 × 9/2 × 9 = 9/18
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 2 = 18,
    4/9 = 4 × 2/9 × 2 = 8/18
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 9/18 > 8/18 or 1/2 > 4/9

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