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Compare 4/6 and 10/9

1st number: 4/6, 2nd number: 1 1/9

4/6 is smaller than 10/9

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 9 is 18
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 3 = 18,
    4/6 = 4 × 3/6 × 3 = 12/18
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 2 = 18,
    10/9 = 10 × 2/9 × 2 = 20/18
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 12/18 < 20/18 or 4/6 < 10/9

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