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Compare 2/10 and 3/9

2/10 is smaller than 3/9

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 10 and 9 is 90
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 10 × 9 = 90,
    2/10 = 2 × 9/10 × 9 = 18/90
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 10 = 90,
    3/9 = 3 × 10/9 × 10 = 30/90
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 18/90 < 30/90 or 2/10 < 3/9

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