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Compare 36/8 and 16/9

1st number: 4 4/8, 2nd number: 1 7/9

36/8 is greater than 16/9

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 9 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 9 = 72,
    36/8 = 36 × 9/8 × 9 = 324/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 8 = 72,
    16/9 = 16 × 8/9 × 8 = 128/72
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 324/72 > 128/72 or 36/8 > 16/9

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