Answers

Solutions by everydaycalculation.com

Answers.everydaycalculation.com » Compare fractions

Compare 70/90 and 14/9

1st number: 70/90, 2nd number: 1 5/9

70/90 is smaller than 14/9

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 90 and 9 is 90
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 90 × 1 = 90,
    70/90 = 70 × 1/90 × 1 = 70/90
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 10 = 90,
    14/9 = 14 × 10/9 × 10 = 140/90
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 70/90 < 140/90 or 70/90 < 14/9

MathStep (Works offline)

Download our mobile app and learn to work with fractions in your own time:
Android and iPhone/ iPad

Related:

© everydaycalculation.com