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Compare 3/9 and 9/10

3/9 is smaller than 9/10

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 9 and 10 is 90
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 9 × 10 = 90,
    3/9 = 3 × 10/9 × 10 = 30/90
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 10 × 9 = 90,
    9/10 = 9 × 9/10 × 9 = 81/90
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 30/90 < 81/90 or 3/9 < 9/10

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