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Compare 4/3 and 9/20

1st number: 1 1/3, 2nd number: 9/20

4/3 is greater than 9/20

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 20 is 60
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 20 = 60,
    4/3 = 4 × 20/3 × 20 = 80/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 20 × 3 = 60,
    9/20 = 9 × 3/20 × 3 = 27/60
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 80/60 > 27/60 or 4/3 > 9/20

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