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Compare 3/5 and 9/6

1st number: 3/5, 2nd number: 1 3/6

3/5 is smaller than 9/6

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 6 is 30
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 6 = 30,
    3/5 = 3 × 6/5 × 6 = 18/30
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 5 = 30,
    9/6 = 9 × 5/6 × 5 = 45/30
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 18/30 < 45/30 or 3/5 < 9/6

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