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Compare 10/9 and 2/48

1st number: 1 1/9, 2nd number: 2/48

10/9 is greater than 2/48

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 9 and 48 is 144
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 9 × 16 = 144,
    10/9 = 10 × 16/9 × 16 = 160/144
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 48 × 3 = 144,
    2/48 = 2 × 3/48 × 3 = 6/144
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 160/144 > 6/144 or 10/9 > 2/48

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