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Compare 20/9 and 2/6

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

20/9 is greater than 2/6

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 9 and 6 is 18

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 18
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 9 × 2 = 18,
    20/9 = 20 × 2/9 × 2 = 40/18
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 3 = 18,
    2/6 = 2 × 3/6 × 3 = 6/18
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 40/18 > 6/18 or 20/9 > 2/6

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