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Compare 21/9 and 48/80

1st number: 2 3/9, 2nd number: 48/80

21/9 is greater than 48/80

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 9 and 80 is 720
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 9 × 80 = 720,
    21/9 = 21 × 80/9 × 80 = 1680/720
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 80 × 9 = 720,
    48/80 = 48 × 9/80 × 9 = 432/720
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1680/720 > 432/720 or 21/9 > 48/80

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