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Compare 2/80 and 24/9

1st number: 2/80, 2nd number: 2 6/9

2/80 is smaller than 24/9

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 80 and 9 is 720
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 80 × 9 = 720,
    2/80 = 2 × 9/80 × 9 = 18/720
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 80 = 720,
    24/9 = 24 × 80/9 × 80 = 1920/720
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 18/720 < 1920/720 or 2/80 < 24/9

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