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Compare 10/9 and 84/6

1st number: 1 1/9, 2nd number: 14 0/6

10/9 is smaller than 84/6

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 9 and 6 is 18
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 9 × 2 = 18,
    10/9 = 10 × 2/9 × 2 = 20/18
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 3 = 18,
    84/6 = 84 × 3/6 × 3 = 252/18
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 20/18 < 252/18 or 10/9 < 84/6

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