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Compare 14/9 and 96/80

1st number: 1 5/9, 2nd number: 1 16/80

14/9 is greater than 96/80

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 9 and 80 is 720
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 9 × 80 = 720,
    14/9 = 14 × 80/9 × 80 = 1120/720
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 80 × 9 = 720,
    96/80 = 96 × 9/80 × 9 = 864/720
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1120/720 > 864/720 or 14/9 > 96/80

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