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Compare 10/98 and 14/9

1st number: 10/98, 2nd number: 1 5/9

10/98 is smaller than 14/9

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 98 and 9 is 882
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 98 × 9 = 882,
    10/98 = 10 × 9/98 × 9 = 90/882
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 98 = 882,
    14/9 = 14 × 98/9 × 98 = 1372/882
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 90/882 < 1372/882 or 10/98 < 14/9

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