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Compare 8/4 and 2/9

1st number: 2 0/4, 2nd number: 2/9

8/4 is greater than 2/9

Steps for comparing fractions

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

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