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Compare 10/9 and 1/10

1st number: 1 1/9, 2nd number: 1/10

10/9 is greater than 1/10

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,
    10/9 = 10 × 10/9 × 10 = 100/90
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 10 × 9 = 90,
    1/10 = 1 × 9/10 × 9 = 9/90
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 100/90 > 9/90 or 10/9 > 1/10

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