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Compare 20/9 and 9/50

1st number: 2 2/9, 2nd number: 9/50

20/9 is greater than 9/50

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 9 and 50 is 450
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 9 × 50 = 450,
    20/9 = 20 × 50/9 × 50 = 1000/450
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 9 = 450,
    9/50 = 9 × 9/50 × 9 = 81/450
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1000/450 > 81/450 or 20/9 > 9/50

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