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Compare 4/3 and 9/6

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

4/3 is smaller than 9/6

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 6 is 6
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 2 = 6,
    4/3 = 4 × 2/3 × 2 = 8/6
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 1 = 6,
    9/6 = 9 × 1/6 × 1 = 9/6
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 8/6 < 9/6 or 4/3 < 9/6

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