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Compare 20/9 and 2/16

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

20/9 is greater than 2/16

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 9 and 16 is 144
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 9 × 16 = 144,
    20/9 = 20 × 16/9 × 16 = 320/144
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 9 = 144,
    2/16 = 2 × 9/16 × 9 = 18/144
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 320/144 > 18/144 or 20/9 > 2/16

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