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Compare 1/9 and 16/20

1/9 is smaller than 16/20

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 9 and 20 is 180
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 9 × 20 = 180,
    1/9 = 1 × 20/9 × 20 = 20/180
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 20 × 9 = 180,
    16/20 = 16 × 9/20 × 9 = 144/180
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 20/180 < 144/180 or 1/9 < 16/20

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