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1^{st} number: 4/16, 2^{nd} number: 5 3/9

416 is smaller than 489

- Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:

LCM of 16 and 9 is**144**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 144 - For the 1st fraction, since 16 × 9 = 144,

416 = 4 × 916 × 9 = 36144 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 16 = 144,

489 = 48 × 169 × 16 = 768144 - Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
- 36144 < 768144 or 416 < 489

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